Virtual Box or Vmware player?

Discussion in 'sandboxing & virtualization' started by Firebolt059, Mar 4, 2010.

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  1. Firebolt059

    Firebolt059 Registered Member

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    Which works better/is easier to use for you and why?
     
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  3. Firebolt059

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    So do u like Virtual Box better than?
     
  4. quintile

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    What kind of machine are you using, and what are you going to be using VM or Vbox for-that's the first question you should ask yourself.

    What someone else does might not work for your purpose..
    or on your puter..
     
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    Try both and then YOU decide.
     
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    Check out a very similar thread here ;)
     
  7. Firebolt059

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    Testing AV/AS software. Using a junk PC with core 2 duo 2.53 GHz and 4GB 1333MHz RAM
     
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    Does Virtual Box have the same features as VMware? is it only difference is that its free?
     
  9. quintile

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    Like wat said, THIS Thread answers almost ALL your questions..

    PS> ya have to read it.
     
  10. chinook9

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    A few weeks ago, I installed VMWare Player 3 (FREE and not all the features of VMWare Workstation) and it was easy to learn to use it. I installed XP easily and I downloaded a number of Linux appliances and all worked very well. With VMWare it is very easy to copy a guest machine, rename it and open it in VMWare. VMWare was everything I hoped for. I tried VirtualBox but it was not as easy to use as VMWare so I didn't use it.

    The motherboard and most components on that PC burned up and so I built a new PC and installed VMWare. It still works well and has been pretty easy to use but not quite as problem free as on the previous PC. I will stay with until it gives me more problems.

    VMWare Player may work better for me because I use it on an XP machine. When I was using VirtualBox, it seemed that it was not quite as easy to use.

    I would suggest trying VMWare first. If it does not function flawlessly, or is not easy to learn, try VirtualBox, then stick with the one you like the most. I should note that VMWare Tools (may not be essential) installed flawlessly the first time I used VMWare but I had to do a lot of work to get them installed the second time.

    Good luck.
     
  11. korben

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    VBox is slow on my rig,
    VMLite works much better, more options, same learning curve
     
  12. s23

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    Well, last time i tried VMWare Player it not permit take snapshots... what Virtualbox do. This is the main reason why i choose Virtualbox. Other than that, no big differences for me. If you can learn one, can learn the other.
     
  13. Pleonasm

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    It’s a personal perspective, but it seems to me that VMware is generally acknowledged as being the “gold standard” in virtualization; and, as a result, I would expect it to be more solid and secure than its competition at this point in time.
     
  14. andyman35

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    It comes down to personal preference in the end since both products do the job they were intended for.My own choice is Virtualbox simply because I've used it more extensively than VMWare and it's smooth and intuitive to use.
     
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