Monday, January 12, 2009

VirtualBox

I've recently started using Sun's VirtualBox, the only professional-quality virtualization solution that is also Open Source Software. I've previously used VMWare Fusion (on Mac), VMWare Workstation (on Windows) & Microsoft VirtualPC (on Windows).

So my opinion on VirtualBox is that it is certainly worth taking a look at, particularly with the support of VMDK (VMWare) hard disks in the most recent 2.1 release. This has allowed me to take all my old VMWare images and access them using VirtualBox.

Performance appears to be much the same as VMWare, and the types of features I typically need are all included in VirtualBox.

So if you are looking for a simple to use, quick to setup, personal virtualization environment, I'd recommend you start with VirtualBox.

Stuart

Silver Fox

2 comments:

Drawinz said...

I tried Virtualbox on my macbook to run Kubuntu Linux but couldn't get better than 640 by 480 resolution. I might have to try Ubuntu and see if that is the same. Other than that Virtualbox seems great.

Drawinz said...

When's your next blog?