I am running Ubuntu 14.04, and I've installed windows 8 on virtualbox. The problem is that it is too slow - even minimizing a windows takes 2-3 seconds.
The reason I think this is a problem is because I have a fairly strong machine here: my cpu is i5-3470, and I have 8 Gigabytes of DDR3 running on intel SSD with SATA3. Checking the hardware monitor while running the VM shows that I only use 4 Gigabytes and CPU usage is around 5% idle.
Here's what I think: I have an on board graphics card that can't run all of windows' eye candy fast enough. Also, in virtualbox preferences I can't check 2d/3d acceleration, as I get a message about invalid configurations.
Am I right? And if not, any suggestions?