I have lost too much having Windows as a host OS, especially after upgrading to 10. My processor is AMD64 (specs),
AMD Virtualization™ (AMD-V™) Technology with IOMMU Silicon feature-set enhancements for improved performance, reliability and security of existing and future virtualization environments by allowing virtualized apps direct, rapid access to their allocated memory IOMMU is an extension to AMD64 architecture to support address translation and access protection on DMA transfers Security for user-level application and virtual machine guest OS Address translation and access control Device isolation Device assignment in virtualized systems Security and trusted boot support Unified interrupt manageme
I am a Java, C, (intermediate), Cython 3.x,node.JS, .NET programmer.
I am asking for a relatively new, stable distro of Linux which takes advantage of having amd64 hardware, and where VirtualBox is an easy installation process. I'm starting at the VirtualBox 5.0 Linux Hosts as a reference. I plan to run Windows 8.1, and possibly Windows 10 as a guest OS.
Note: I haven't had success with openSUSE 13.2, using VirtualBox or VMWare 12, Xen, or KDE/QEMU