Benefits of Virtual Box

Chris_WessChris_Wess Member Posts: 10 ■□□□□□□□□□
What are the benefits of Virtual Box?

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  • BuzzSawBuzzSaw Member Posts: 259 ■■■□□□□□□□
    This is a very loaded question.

    In reference to what?

    The biggest benefit is that its free, and pretty openly supported. Alot of distro's have pre built virtual box VM's that will import cleanly. It's also supported by a large company on the back end while still being open source which makes it a pretty decent product in relative to the idea its free.

    Overall though, (IMHO) I prefer VMware Fusion, or VMware workstation (Assuming you are talking about local virtualization). But these products are not free. In my experience, the network portion of paid products always seems to be better suited to whatever I throw at it.

    If you are asking more broadly what are the benefits of virtualization, then a simple google search would probably help with that.
  • cyberguyprcyberguypr Senior Member Mod Posts: 6,919 Mod
    That the box is not physical.

    (drops mic)
  • BuzzSawBuzzSaw Member Posts: 259 ■■■□□□□□□□
    cyberguypr wrote: »
    That the box is not physical.

    (drops mic)


    LOL - nicely done
  • cyberguyprcyberguypr Senior Member Mod Posts: 6,919 Mod
    See, two can play at this game. LOL!!!
  • VeritiesVerities Member Posts: 1,162
    Its free and you can pair it with Vagrant for a quick and easy setup/teardown for your lab environment.
  • markulousmarkulous Member Posts: 2,394 ■■■■■■■■□□
    Virtualbox is loyal and will never **** on you or nag you when after a hard day's worth of work.
  • DoubleNNsDoubleNNs Member Posts: 2,015 ■■■■■□□□□□
    Vagrant >>
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  • PJ_SneakersPJ_Sneakers CompTIA, EC-Council, ISACA, Microsoft USAMember Posts: 884 ■■■■■■□□□□
    markulous wrote: »
    Virtualbox is loyal and will never **** on you or nag you when after a hard day's worth of work.
    Yeah but she's needy.
  • sillymcnastysillymcnasty Member Posts: 254 ■■■□□□□□□□
    One advantage is you can have a "pretend" computer to mess around with and destroy, and if it messes up, you can just reload it.
  • Chris_WessChris_Wess Member Posts: 10 ■□□□□□□□□□
    Sir, what is vagrant? Will you please guide me about it and the steps of setup? :)
  • hiddenknight821hiddenknight821 Member Posts: 1,209 ■■■■■■□□□□
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    noun
    • 1.
      a person without a settled home or regular work who wanders from place to place and lives by begging.


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  • cyberguyprcyberguypr Senior Member Mod Posts: 6,919 Mod
    Guidance for setup steps:

    1. Lose job
    2. Lose home
    3. Hit the streets
    4. Vagrantization complete
  • PJ_SneakersPJ_Sneakers CompTIA, EC-Council, ISACA, Microsoft USAMember Posts: 884 ■■■■■■□□□□
  • hiddenknight821hiddenknight821 Member Posts: 1,209 ■■■■■■□□□□
    That's all Google, brah. Something OP should've done in the first place. icon_lol.gif
  • NetworkNewbNetworkNewb Member Posts: 3,298 ■■■■■■■■■□
  • SimridSimrid Member Posts: 327
    I'll refer you to your own kind words on someone else's thread :)

    http://www.techexams.net/forums/virtualization/116736-virtual-machines.html#post1047046
    I use VirtualBox as it is extremely easy to use even by a new Linux user. The main features and functionalities that can be easily accessed without any hard-core technical knowledge. Its biggest advantage is its cross platform support, open source. Install virtualbox on Linux, windows, and
    Mac OS X.

    In all seriousness, just asking the benefits of VB is a very open ended questions, benefits over a competitor etc?
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  • scott28ttscott28tt Member Posts: 686 ■■■■■□□□□□
    Simrid wrote: »
    I'll refer you to your own kind words on someone else's thread :)

    Haha - and that was posted before the creation of this thread - how peculiar icon_rolleyes.gif
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  • bigdogzbigdogz Member Posts: 876 ■■■■■■■■□□
    cyberguypr wrote: »
    Guidance for setup steps:

    1. Lose job
    2. Lose home
    3. Hit the streets
    4. Vagrantization complete


    I think you forgot to mooch from family and friends until they can no longer stand your presence. ;)
  • varelgvarelg Banned Posts: 790
    1. VB's interface is well- designed. Second-best is virt-manager's (KVM).
    2. Most likely to be the first hypervisor newcomers try out.
  • JustFredJustFred Member Posts: 678 ■■■□□□□□□□
    bigdogz wrote: »
    I think you forgot to mooch from family and friends until they can no longer stand your presence. ;)

    Ahahahahahahahahahaha lol so true
    [h=2]"After a time, you may find that having is not so pleasing a thing, after all, as wanting. It is not logical, but it is often true." Spock[/h]
  • VeritiesVerities Member Posts: 1,162
    Chris_Wess wrote: »
    Sir, what is vagrant? Will you please guide me about it and the steps of setup? :)

    NetworkNewb posted the link to the website for Vagrant. There is ample documentation and its concise as well. You can get Vagrant running in a matter of minutes.
  • VeritiesVerities Member Posts: 1,162
    Simrid wrote: »
    I'll refer you to your own kind words on someone else's thread :)

    http://www.techexams.net/forums/virtualization/116736-virtual-machines.html#post1047046



    In all seriousness, just asking the benefits of VB is a very open ended questions, benefits over a competitor etc?

    Straight forward interface, easy to create snapshots of your VMs, and integrates with Vagrant (quick download and creation of pre-boxed images). Allows for a simple and effective labbing environment without a huge learning curve.
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