We love using Oracle VM VirtualBox
November 18, 2016

We love using Oracle VM VirtualBox

Casey Smith | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Oracle VM VirtualBox

We use it for testing software on different operating systems and their default web browsers. It addresses the problem of needing to maintain multiple computers with different OSes; instead, we each run Oracle VM on our local machines and instantly have access to Windows or Mac OS.
  • Provides a native environment for testing different OSes
  • It launches the environments very quickly
  • It's very customizable so we can attach to different networks, change environment settings, etc
  • Setting up a new VM could be a little more intuitive
  • It's had a positive impact in that it replaces the need to maintain computers with varying operating systems.
It's very well suited for testing software specific to operating systems. It's not as well suited for actually developing software on the VMs because you can lose your data if you're not careful.

Oracle VM VirtualBox Feature Ratings

Virtual machine automated provisioning
9
Management console
10
Live virtual machine backup
8
Live virtual machine migration
8
Hypervisor-level security
7