In bed with the devil

Inspired by the recent events of some ex NP MP's siding with the ALP, I too have been inspired to move from my Opensolaris (RIP) desktop to Ubuntu.

I've never been a huge fan of packaging systems as no matter which you use each has it's own failings and misgiving. If there is one thing worse than a packaging system it's the dependency hell that is a Linux distro, so I'll give the Ubuntu one a crack. While it's been sometime since I used such a distro in real anger recent involvement in this area with my paying job has shown that the issue has not gotten any better.

So first cab of the rank is getting Virtualbox installed
  • Add the repository
sudo add-apt-repository "deb lucid non-free"
  • Add the key Oracle public key
wget -q -O- | sudo apt-key add -
  • Update apt-get
sudo apt-get update
  • and Finally install
sudo apt-get install virtualbox-3.2

Not bad only 8 other packages I needed to make this install happen and get VirtualBox 3.2.8 r64453 .

Next on the list I need to move my VM's onto my new desktop.