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OSNews, Generic OSes InfoWorld's Randall Kennedy takes an in-depth look at VMware Workstation 7, VirtualBox 3.1, and Parallels Desktop 4, three technologies at the heart of 'the biggest shake-up for desktop virtualization in years.' The shake-up, which sees Microsoft's once promising Virtual PC off in the Windows 7 XP Mode weeds, has put VirtualBox -- among the best free open source software available for Windows -- out front as a general-purpose VM, filling the void left by VMware's move to make Workstation more appealing to developers and admins. Meanwhile, Parallels finally offers a Desktop for Windows on par with its Mac product, as well as Workstation 4 Extreme, which delivers near native performance for graphics, disk, and network I/O.
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I don't think....
by Slambert666 on Thu 17th Dec 2009 05:09 UTC
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I don't think that the author of the article actually has been using the 3 programs over any extended period of time.
He talks about scalability in the context of number of Virtual Cores (!) not disk access or network performance for example (both these things matters to me a lot more than cores).
Further he does not comment on the massive instability issues that virtualbox has even on supported platforms and with supported clients (don't believe me? then check out the virtualbox forums, or try for yourself :-).

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