I have VB installed on my Mint 14 Mate system. Using my existing copy of XP for a test I'm not overly impressed with the results.
I suspect though that the primary culprit is my hardware. Soon I'm looking to upgrade my nearly 4 year old AMD Athlon II X3 425 running on a Gigabyte GA-MA785GM-US2H with 4 GB installed memory. Using the onboard video as well makes me believe that 4 GB simply isn't enough.
Curious where the sweet spot lies hardware wise so that VB doesn't struggle. I'm not exactly a gamer but would appreciate being able to play with MS Flight Simulator once again.
Sweet spot includes not hurting the wallet too much as well.