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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[2]: I don't think....
by Laurence on Fri 18th Dec 2009 09:57 UTC in reply to "RE: I don't think...."
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Are you sure it's VirtualBox that's the issue, or just the hosted OS that doesn't play well with what VirtualBox offers up?

It's a bit of both, but I've had countless problems with VBox - particularly with VBox 3.0.x.

In fact, I've been forced to downgrade to 2.1.4 just to keep my VM alive (and even then it only works with 1 VM - any more and the whole machine dies).

I've been toying with the idea of wiping the system and installing VMWare instead, however VMWare does have some features that I do like and it is easy to maintain in a command-only environment.

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