i am running windows 7 x64 (host). i want to setup a ubuntu/apache/mysql/php stack as a test/development web server in virtual box.
is there a way i can start virtual box in the background? (with guest as ubuntu - used as a development web server)
if i start on virtual box on startup i guess it might slow down my system considerably? maybe not advisable?
the reason why i am thinking of starting up vbox+guest linux this way is so that i dont have to manually start it up if i use it often. and if it runs in the background, it will seem transparent to me. no need for the extra icon clutter in my taskbar. plus if its in the bg, and windows is setup to give priority to "Programs" over "Background tasks" maybe it will provide better performance? for "foreground" programs?