I have built a 64-bit Haiku R1 Beta 2 VirtualBox VM, and am bewildered at the performance. Previously I had the Beta 1 VM running well in that environment. One benchmark I use is to visit a web site with embedded pictures and ads but without embedded video, and make sure the performance is sufficient to respond reasonably to clicked links. This time it’s not doing that, either in WebPositive or in Otter.
The issue may relate to VM settings; I’m pretty sure my old VM had two cores assigned but didn’t record such things as video memory etc and tinkering with these settings seems to make things worse or keep them the same, not to improve the performance.
Other activities such as installing Otter, viewing the Quick Tour, and the main menu, seem nice and snappy just as in the old VM.
Does anyone have Beta 2 64-bit running well in VirtualBox, and if so, would you mind sharing your settings? Host is quad-core i7 fourth gen with 8GB RAM, running Linux Mint 19. One oddity I noticed is that even though VB was told to build a 64-bit machine, it defaults to one virtual processor core, yet when I change it to 2 or 4 processors it doesn’t fix the web browsing performance issue.