How to use VirtualBox

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Looking for some good software for your virtualization needs? Look no further! VirtualBox is a great software for running the obvious, like Windows, to running the unknown, like JRocketVE or L4. This simple tutorial tells you how to make a virtual machine in VirtualBox. Here’s what you’ll need:

VirtualBox and an Operating System of your choice.

I will be installing Windows 3.1 on my Virtual machine today. Let’s go ahead and get started!

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We have big news for you!

I have quite a few things I want to go over today, so get ready!

To start us off, Brenden is back! The whole deal was a confusing thing and he has returned after confusing the heck out of me. So, welcome back, Brenden! Smile

Second, the Google+ hangout and IRC Q+A session is going to be a little confusing for us tomorrow, as I doubt I’ll be there, so it will just be Brenden. We are trying to figure this out, so stay tuned!

Third, and most exciting, GB7 now has an operating system!! I was up until 2:00 AM last night working with my copy of Windows NT 4, working like crazy making GB7 OS! It’s low on features and doesn’t look very inviting, but it’s totally stable and runs on any computer with a floppy drive or VMWare (or VirtualBox or Virtual PC.) It is based off of the MikeOS project and I used a tutorial from Tinkernut. (www.youtube.com/gigafide or www.tinkernut.com) Big thanks to those two! I was only working on it for 3 hours and don’t know much about the language it’s written in, so I don’t have any programs, but GB7 OS comes with a few games and programs with it, so don’t worry about that! Winking smile How will I get it to you guys is the question. I can’t access the website for WordPress, our provider, so I made another website for downloads from GB7! Here is the link: http://www.gb7specialdownloads.webs.com. Here’s a screenshot for GB7 OS:

GB7OS

I took that screenshot an put it in Paint.NET (www.paint.net), and here are my color scheme hopes:

GB7OSNewCol

And here’s similar to what I want to get out of GB7 OS by 2014:

GB7OSFUTURE

 

Also, If you have a good name for the OS, please don’t hesitate! I don’t really like the name GB7 OS. We need a new, awesome one, and it’s up to you guys to give us a good one!

Thanks a ton for reading and I’ll keep you posted on GB7 OS! Winking smile

-Ben

ContentBurst–Post 3: Acer Aspire 5250 review

This is the first review on a computer we have ever done here at GB7, so here we go!

If you are looking for a cheap, but useful computer for anything you do, the Acer Aspire 5250 if for you, costing only $270. The wireless could be a lot better and it isn’t very tough. Here are the stats:

  • RAM: 2 GB
  • OS: Windows 7
  • Windows Experience Index rating: 2.8
  • Processor: AMD C-50 Processor with 1.00 GHz
  • System type: 64-bit
  • Touch: No

It’s a little large for my bag, but it works well. The power cord is getting frayed up a bit, but it’s all my desk’s fault (bad desk, bad!) My friend said that he had problems running Ubuntu Linux on his, and I haven’t tried yet, so try to stay away from that. I’m running out of time here, so here’s a picture:

Acer Aspire 5250

So there you are!

Thanks a lot for reading the ContentBurst for February and I will continue to post as much as I can! Feel free to post on our Facebook wall over at http://www.facebook.com/GeeksBlog7 and stay tuned to GB7 for more content! See you guys next week! (Well, you’ll see me. I won’t see you… I don’t know…) Smile

-Ben

GPX CD Home Music System

The GPX CD Home Music System is a very nice addition to the hardware here at my base for GB7. I always have my PC plugged into it for auxiliary purposes. I don’t have very many exciting CDs, but I like to open the chamber just for the fun of it. Here’s a picture of the base system:

GPX CD Home Music System base

At first glance, it’s a bit oddly shaped. It attaches to 2 speakers, which I keep at both sides of my laptop’s screen.

Home office

It has 3 modes: CD, Radio and AUX. It has 2 input slots (One for left, one for right) on the back and the basic AUX in slot on the left (See first picture.) It also has a headphone jack, which makes some sense after thinking about it. One of the best things about this thing is the CD chamber. It slides up to reveal the CD slot! It is awesome! It also comes with a nice little remote:

GPX Remote

There is one flaw, the light. It is a bright blue light. I sleep in the same room as my home office is in, so I have to live with the blue light every night, which is ok, but may get a little annoying at first. You can find these on eBay or Amazon. This came as a Christmas present, so I have no clue where to buy it from, so try eBay and Amazon first! Smile

I’ve wanted to do this for the past 3 minutes: Cat faceDog faceGoatSnailTurtleBlack SheepBunny

Had to do that! Winking smile

Ben