VirtualBox vs. Parallels vs. VMWare Fusion?

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VirtualBox vs. Parallels vs. VMWare Fusion?

Postby bobalandi » 24. Aug 2010, 22:10

What kind of advantages does virtualbox give me in comparison to using Parallels or VMWare Fusion on Mac OS X? Thanks in advance
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Re: VirtualBox vs. Parallels vs. VMWare Fusion?

Postby JimBushWhack » 25. Aug 2010, 05:12

The obvious advantage is its free....
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Re: VirtualBox vs. Parallels vs. VMWare Fusion?

Postby loukingjr » 25. Aug 2010, 21:38

I can tell you I have tried all three and they all have their own issues. I can also tell you that, VirtualBox seems to run more OS's than the other two... and it's free
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Re: VirtualBox vs. Parallels vs. VMWare Fusion?

Postby thoughtbox » 26. Aug 2010, 19:25

bobalandi wrote:What kind of advantages does virtualbox give me in comparison to using Parallels or VMWare Fusion on Mac OS X? Thanks in advance


I've been very happy with Virtualbox for the simple reason that I feel "platform independent". I use both Linux, Windows and Solaris systems and I am able to copy/migrate/use virtual images between all three systems.

+ for Fusion though: iSight works in Windows guests. I am having real trouble with this under Virtualbox; would be nice to know why.

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