I since Ubuntu is virtually worthless under virtualbox due to Unity.  I have moved over to running Xbuntu.  So far it is a great and fast OS.  I ran in to an issue when trying to get the Xbuntu to extend the desktop to both of my monitors.

 

fired up the terminal and entered this

xrandr –output VBOX0 –left-of VBOX1

And all works perfectly now.