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    Default Virtual Box Verdict

    Hi all.

    I wanted to play with using iTunes on Vista (ick I know, but until I can sync an iPhone I gotta live with it) via VirtualBox.

    Question is, what should I install, the suse repos or the rpm from the Sun web site?

    as an aside
    Anyone out there have luck with iTunes and an iPhone in Vboxland?

    Cheers

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    Default Re: Virtual Box Verdict

    I'd recommend the latest version for virtualbox.org. Unfortunately, last time I checked, the OSS version of VBox (which is included with openSUSE) has limited USB support; so your best chance of success is with the proprietary version (a free download for personal use). The version directly from Sun has usually been a few version behind in my experience.

    Google'ing "virtualbox iphone sync" brings up a large number of hopeful hits; looks like some people definitely have got it working. Most of the guides are for Ubuntu (duh), but most of the tips should be fairly consistent (just don't try following "howto" instructions for Ubuntu on openSUSE...).

    If I see anything that looks more definitive I'll post here again.
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    Default Re: Virtual Box Verdict

    gavinto wrote:

    > as an aside

    no question the official Vbox rpm, the openSuse
    doesn't have the propriety stuff like the usb
    drives
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    openSuse 11.2 x64bit, KDE4.3.4, Opera weekly

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    Default Re: Virtual Box Verdict

    Quote Originally Posted by zak89 View Post
    I'd recommend the latest version for virtualbox.org. Unfortunately, last time I checked, the OSS version of VBox (which is included with openSUSE) has limited USB support; so your best chance of success is with the proprietary version (a free download for personal use). The version directly from Sun has usually been a few version behind in my experience.
    The version from Sun is the proprietary version. VirtualBox is owned by Sun.

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