Linked by snydeq on Wed 16th Dec 2009 20:13 UTC
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[3]: I think...
by bogomipz on Fri 18th Dec 2009 16:19 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: I think..."
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Aha, I was not aware that the situation had become worse with newer versions. I was happily using VMware Server 1.x on Windows XP half a year ago, and when switching to OS X, I had to pay for Fusion because there is no free version for Macs, not even VMware Player. So I actually thought it was the Mac users that were the unlucky ones.

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