Ticket #9316 (new enhancement)
Hardware presets - the next killer feature?
|Reported by:||CaptSaltyJack||Owned by:|
Or maybe it's just a bad idea. :) But here goes:
Some of the less techy VBox users have no idea what PAE is/does, or the difference between the PIIX3 chipset & the ICH9 chipset, or what IO APIC is, etc. It would be really nice if there were a "hardware profile picker" list, which basically is just a list of presets, e.g. "Old Pentium 2 from 1999" or "Typical Intel Core 2 Duo" to serve as starting points that people can use to emulate a particular type of virtual machine the guest will be running on. Choosing one of these presets would auto-fill in all the details for us.
My examples above are bad, I know. But this should illustrate the concept at least.