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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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RE: I don't think....
by l3v1 on Thu 17th Dec 2009 08:31 UTC in reply to "I don't think...."
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instability issues that virtualbox has

I've read about some of those every now and then, but I have yet to experience any of it, although I've been using vbox on Linux and Windows hosts with Linux and Windows guests for some years now, both for virtual server hosting and for development environments.

Note: As with every software, some people always bump into issues, while others don't. Me being ok with vbox doesn't mean it's the best, it just means it's been good for me.

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