On 04/10/18 06:11, Ed Greshko wrote: > On 04/10/18 05:49, Patrick O'Callaghan wrote: >> On Tue, 2018-04-10 at 04:25 +0800, Ed Greshko wrote: >>> On 04/10/18 03:42, Go Canes wrote: >>>> I thought the rpmfusion version was the open source virtualbox, >>>> whereas the one from Oracle was the closed source version (that >>>> includes more functionality such as USB support). I could easily be >>>> wrong. FWIW I use the Oracle repo as I need the USB support. >>> Nope.... Go to https://www.virtualbox.org/ and read the first paragraph. >>> >>> VirtualBox is a powerful x86 and AMD64/Intel64 virtualization product for >>> enterprise >>> as well as home use. Not only is VirtualBox an extremely feature rich, high >>> performance product for enterprise customers, it is also the only >>> professional >>> solution that is freely available as Open Source Software under the terms >>> of the GNU >>> General Public License (GPL) version 2. See "About VirtualBox" for an >>> introduction. >> However digging deeper (https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads) we >> find: >> >> Support for USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 devices, VirtualBox RDP, disk >> encryption, NVMe and PXE boot for Intel cards. See this chapter from >> the User Manual for an introduction to this Extension Pack. The >> Extension Pack binaries are released under the VirtualBox Personal >> Use and Evaluation License (PUEL). Please install the same version >> extension pack as your installed version of VirtualBox. >> >> IIRC from when I used to use VB (I now use KVM/QEMU) the RPMfusion >> version doesn't include the extension pack, but I may have it the wrong >> way round. >> > Right. You simply download it from the Oracle site.
I should have added that it also goes for the Oracle VBox rpm. The extension isn't included and you also have to manually install it. So, no difference. -- Conjecture is just a conclusion based on incomplete information. It isn't a fact.
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