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Oracle and SUN Oracle VM VirtualBox enables desktop or laptop computers to run multiple operating systems simultaneously, and supports a variety of host operating systems, including Windows, Mac OS X, most popular flavors of Linux (including Oracle Linux), and Oracle Solaris. Version 4.0 delivers increased capacity and throughput to handle greater workloads, enhanced virtual appliance capabilities, and significant usability improvements. Support for the latest in virtual hardware, including chipsets supporting PCI Express, further extends the value delivered to customers, partners and developers.
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Beta program....
by gilboa on Sun 26th Dec 2010 11:16 UTC
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The relatively short beta program doesn't install too much confidence in VirtualBox's stability.
Plus, given the relative advantage qemu/KVM has performance wise [1], VB is looking far less attractive than it used to be.

As it stands, I'll continue using qemu/kvm (using my own VM management scripts) on supported hardware (Xeons, Athon CPUs, etc) and VB (as a sole alternative) on my ASUS 1201N netbook.

- Gilboa
[1] http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=article&item=linux_kvm_virtua...

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