Whats your favorite virtualization program ?

jeazyee

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Hey community,

what's is your favorite software to use for virtual machines? If you got OSX i recommend using Parallels Desktop thats my favorite, im exited to hear your recommendations :)

Jeazyee
 

duncank

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I've been doing pretty well with oracle virtual machine software in a window environment. Osx I would and have made use of parallels too.

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Pzixchu

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Forgot to mention, when using VirtualBox in windows environment. The command line gives you possibility to changes settings while the VM is still running. Sometimes very handy to up or down system resources. Especially if you dont want any down time. In case you are giving a demo or something, because rebooting a VM always takes a bit longer. Then running a commmand :p

One downside of this is that you can wreck you VM in 2 seconds if using the wrong command :angel:
So please test before running!
 

Peter

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I sometimes use VirtualBox, mostly for testing purposes, so I guess that's my favourite.

Pzixchu said:
Forgot to mention, when using VirtualBox in windows environment. The command line gives you possibility to changes settings while the VM is still running. Sometimes very handy to up or down system resources. Especially if you dont want any down time. In case you are giving a demo or something, because rebooting a VM always takes a bit longer. Then running a commmand :p

You can also pause the VM completely by pressing Right Ctrl+P.
 

riddict

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Virtual box for testing and installing suspicious apps :LOL:
and there is this Virtual Player, it is fast and portable, I use it for testing a new Linux OS, or checking if the ISO I created can boot up.
 

Tripo

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VirtualBox is good and free but for a professional use, I would recommend VMWare. The player is free and you can do a lot of thing with a ESXi (dedicated server) as virtualize an entire physical machine.
 

dmull

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Well, it all depends. I like VMWare Workstation, but work Hyper-V, ESXI Hypervisor and the good ole Virtual PC. I do not mind Virtualbox as well

Reason why I like VMWare Workstation is because you can set up to 2 gigs of vram to the vm. Works awesome for those older Windows games!
 

TheLinuxBoy

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For emulating Linux and newer Operating Systems I prefer VMWare Workstation. For emulating older OSes I like the good old VPC 2007.
 

fusionchain

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Oracle VirtualBox.It's small,configurable,free and compatible.Also,it is maintained by Oracle,a well known company on the virtualization market,so you can trust them and use VirtualBox freely.
 

count0nz

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Right now i am useing Windows 2012R2 Server running Hyper-V and the Micrsoft Hyper-V manager.

Orical VirtalBox can also use Hyper-V tool...

My other Server is running ESXi 5.0 but that machine only has 7Gigs of ram.
My main Server has 32Gig ram. and has more Storeage etc.
 

seiji

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I currently use virtualbox, but only to test some things, rarely use for development or anything of the sort, as also tested the vmware but found it more complex than virtualbox
 

peanutbutter

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When i use a virtualization program it is VMware, though im not quite happy with the performance. It works, yes, but on my laptop it's just a little slow, but enough to be really annoying.

So when i truly regurlarly started to use linux i've dualbooted my laptop, which is way nicer. I actually rarely use windows on my laptop these days.
 

dtx0

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When it comes to free/open-source solutions, Oracle VM VirtualBox is hands-down the best out there, be it on a Windows, Linux, or OS X host. Unfortunately, however, it doesn't work well with the RR debugger. On the other hand, commercial software-wise, for OS X and macOS (its new name as of Sierra), VMware Fusion Pro is a bit better in my opinion than Parallels Desktop. In my experience, VMware's products are a bit less buggy, especially when you're debugging software.