I spun up an Ubuntu 16.10 instance on VirtualBox 5.1.6 within Windows 10. I've allocated it 2 GB of the host's 8 GB RAM, and 2 of 4 cores. I found Ubuntu's GUI so choppy, as to be unusable. After a quick Google search, I followed and completed this guide to enable hardware acceleration. I dedicated 256 MB of VRAM to the VM to no performance gain.
Here's the output from unity support test:
/usr/lib/nux/unity_support_test -p OpenGL vendor string: Humper OpenGL renderer string: Chromium OpenGL version string: 2.1 Chromium 1.9 Not software rendered: yes Not blacklisted: yes GLX fbconfig: yes GLX texture from pixmap: yes GL npot or rect textures: yes GL vertex program: yes GL fragment program: yes GL vertex buffer object: yes GL framebuffer object: yes GL version is 1.4+: yes Unity 3D supported: yes
Relevant line in .vbox file:
<Display VRAMSize="256" accelerate3D="true"/>
What can I do make Ubuntu run at a usable speed?