Virtualbox: Highly recommended

Friday, March 13, 2009

I've been using VirtualBox for months now and it works pretty well. I’ve previously tried VirtualPC (too slow), Virtual Server (not user friendly), VMware (expensive) and HyperV (requires Windows 2008 x64). Then I discovered VirtualBox, it’s actively developed and has everything I need:
  • It's fast (fast enough for me).
  • It supports x64 hosts and guests.
  • It has plenty of options such as raw partitions.
  • It supports .vhd and .vmdk
  • It has NCQ support for SATA raw disks and partitions
The only thing that isn’t great is the seamless mode. When I first heard about VirtualBox’s seamless mode, I expected something like VMware fusion. Instead I got something not so useful and even buggy. I wonder why seamless desktop integration only works on Macs… Anyway, try VirtualBox today! You won't be disappointed.

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