VirtualBox 3 vs Vmware Workstation 6.5.2

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A Head to Head comparison between VirtualBox 3 and Vmware Workstation / Player 6.5.2 Features and Benchmarks.



VirtualBox Version – 3.0.2
Vmware Workstation Version – 6.5.2
Vmware Player Version – 2.5.2 (Vmware Workstation 6.5.2 Compatible)
Guest OS Specifications – ( Same for Both Installations )
CPU – 1 [1.86GHz]
RAM – 512 MB
Video Memory – 128 MB
Comparison – VirtualBox 3 vs VMware Workstation 6.5.2

15 Splash Screens for GIMP

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Some Splash Screens for GIMP…
Contains – 15 Splash Screens.
FormatPNG
Resolution - 700x400 Pixel
Color Depth – 32 Bit

Adobe like Splash screens for OpenOffice.org Office suite

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Some splash screens for OpenOffice.org
Contains - 7 Splash Screens
Resolution – 440x286
Color Depth – 24bit
Format – Windows Bitmap

Converting DAA, BIN, NRG, CCD/IMG, MDF/MDS, UIF to ISO in Linux

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Some tools which can help you dealing with different CD/DVD Image types in Linux.


daa2iso - Download

daa2iso input.daa output.iso
or
PowerISO - Download
poweriso convert input.daa -o output.iso -ot iso
Can be used for .cue/.bin too

Smooth Transparent - Gnome Panel Background

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Gnome Panel Background -
Smooth Transparent
Rounded Edges
Normal Panel

24 Pixel Panel
42 Pixel Panel
24/42 Pixel Vertical Panels

Rounded Corner Panels -
1024x24/1024x42
1280x24/1280x42
1440x24/1440x42
1600x24/1600x42



Direct 3D Acceleration using Native VirtualBox 3 Support

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DirectXImage via Wikipedia
HOW TO -



VirtualBox 3 includes better OpenGL 2.0 support and a experimental DirectX 8/9 – Direct 3D acceleration.
Though Its quite similar to WineD3D, In background OpenGL will be working on Direct3D calls. but this is less buggy.
However Direct X 7 support is not included.
You can enable this support in few easy steps.
You need to have OpenGL 2.0 acceleration on your Host OS

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