VirtualBox or VMware?
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I want to install windows 8 on a virtual machine before I install it on my computer. What I want to know is which is the better software for this? I've heard a lot about both VMware and VirtualBox but I'm not sure which one to get. I have used VMware before to run various versions of linux on my desktop before installing them. Virtualbox on the other hand I have never used so I don't have an opinion on how good it is. Thanks for your time.
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Having said that if I am honest there is little to chose between them, I have not found issues with one falling over or out preforming the other, but are very sounds and well supported.
It has better useability and stability.
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It's kind of a bummer too, I'm a huge fan of VirtualBox. Not because of features or stability or usability, it's just what I'm used to using. I'll probably try it anyway just to see for myself though.
I tried Virtualbox for the first time (about a month ago. I know I am late to the party) in my work laptop and wasnt able to install Windows 7 using the same ISO I used under ESXi that worked. Guess what? I'll most likely never going to use Virtualbox ever.
Although as I just pointed out in another thread... Windows 8 has the latest Hyper-V in it...
however if you are running virtual guests from with in a desk top environment and want a "free" hypervisor then I think Virtual Box is much better then Vmware player. Its less of a system hog and can run many things that VMware struggles at (Juniper IOS for one).
The old VMware server edition was great to, but a lot has been lost now they have moved to "Player"
Why wern't you able to install it? I've been using Virtualbox for many years now though I was introduced to VMWare in 2005 and have never had an issue with it. Have installed BSD, Win XP - 7, and many Linux Distro's, another plus is that it has support for may different cirtual disk standards where VMware only supports VMDK's.
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Yeah same here. I have VMware workstation on my laptop at work, but run VB at home on my Mac. Never had an issue with either product. I do like that VB supports multiple different disk types. Kinda nice to have VHD support in one place.
I didn't like VMWare as much when I was evaluating the two (it was the free version). VMWare is much more common in the work environment, so you'd probably be better off using it.