Sometime ago, I had setup an Ubuntu (12.04) virtual machine using Oracle VirtualBox. The installation went smoothly, but I felt it was really slow as compared to the previous version of Ubuntu (10.x) I was using. In case you too are feeling the lag, follow the steps below to speed things up!
1) In case you’re already running the virtual machine, shut it down first.
2) Open Oracle VirtualBox, and highlight (or single click) on your virtual machine in the list. Go to Settings –> System –> Processor
Increase the number of processors. I selected 2 in my case. A warning maybe displayed if you do this, and it maybe safe to ignore it in our case.
3) Go to Settings –> System –> Motherboard. In the “Extended features” section, make sure that “Enable IO APIC” is enabled.
4) Click on OK to save the changes we’ve made to…
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