Don’t have a lot to say here, but it’s been a while since I’ve posted. Mostly, I tried installing and running the latest version of Ubuntu on my Mac in VirtualBox, and it sucked. Really slow refreshing of windows and widgets. I even tried enabling 3D acceleration, especially as suggested here. But what happened? None of the windows were properly drawn at all: all that I could see was the Ubuntu background and nothing else. Unacceptable.
So I have Parallels on my Mac anyway, because I have Windows 7 on my Bootcamp partition, and I want to be able to run that from OS X itself and switch back and forth. So I figured “Why not?” and installed Ubuntu 12.10 there. Everything works pretty well.
Parallels 1, VirtualBox 0. But of course, VirtualBox is free while Parallels is $50. So tied 1-1.