VirtualBox 3.1.6

VirtualBox is a family of powerful x86 virtualization products for enterprise as well as home use. Not only is VirtualBox an extremely feature rich, high performance product for enterprise customers, it is also the only professional solution that is freely available as Open Source Software under the terms of the GNU General Public License (GPL).

Presently, VirtualBox runs on Windows, Linux, Macintosh and OpenSolaris hosts and supports a large number of guest operating systems including but not limited to Windows (NT 4.0, 2000, XP, Server 2003, Vista), DOS/Windows 3.x, Linux (2.4 and 2.6), Solaris and OpenSolaris, and OpenBSD.

VirtualBox is being actively developed with frequent releases and has an ever growing list of features, supported guest operating systems and platforms it runs on. VirtualBox is a community effort backed by a dedicated company: everyone is encouraged to contribute while Sun ensures the product always meets professional quality criteria.

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9 Comments

Magallanes said,
but still is inferior to vmware.

But at least I can build a virtual OS on my box without having to shell out $$ for software I'm not going to use that often.

Magallanes said,
but still is inferior to vmware.

But it doesn't require a whole new user account just to run. That turned me right off using VMWare.

Wodin said,

But at least I can build a virtual OS on my box without having to shell out $ for software I'm not going to use that often.

VMware Player. Drag and Drop, Full dual monitor support, VMware Unity trumps VBox Seamless mode. VBox does have snapshots which VMP does not have however.
protocl7 said,
But it doesn't require a whole new user account just to run. That turned me right off using VMWare.

No it doesn't. I can run VMware on both Admin and Standard accounts under Win7 with UAC enabled. I assume you're talking about [url="http://www.neowin.net/news/vmw...yer-300#comment-942462";]this issue[/url] you had in the past.

Edited by TokiToki, Mar 27 2010, 5:09pm :

Magallanes said,
but still is inferior to vmware.
For you perhaps, but I use VirtualBox all the time at home and work and I find it superior to VMware (Player). I don't have access to the Workstation version but why would I go out and shell out the $$$ for it when VirtualBox suites my needs just fine? but if you bought it (or your work did) and you find it better, more power to you buddy.

Magallanes said,
but still is inferior to vmware.

agreed here as well..i use VM's heavily and VMware as more features..Vbox is still really good though, specially for its price

Magallanes said,
but still is inferior to vmware.

actually, virtualbox is the only VM i've used and tried with PROPER 3d graphics support.
vmware's 3d support is awfull.

At least I don't have to give all of my personal details to sun to download virtualbox.

But I use VMware player when I need to use windows 7 (because of aero support).

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