Oracle VM VirtualBox gives you the best of all virtual worlds
October 04, 2019

Oracle VM VirtualBox gives you the best of all virtual worlds

Kenneth Hess | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Oracle VM VirtualBox

A lot of people across the organization use it for various reasons but mostly for testing and development. It's a quick and cost-free way to test scripts, programs, and new techniques without fear of damaging other systems. Virtual machines can be created or destroyed at will and no one is impacted except the virtual machine owner. It's a great way to test and work locally on something even before taking the test scenario or code to a multi-user system.
  • It runs a variety of operating systems and versions of operating systems.
  • It has no fees, subscriptions, or other costs associated with it.
  • One can quickly build, pause, or remove a virtual machine within minutes for testing.
  • It allows you to access the Internet and other network equipment without fear of direct attacks by using NAT.
  • I'd prefer an easier, background upgrade process without the nag dialog window.
  • I'd like to be able to set global settings so that I don't have to configure them each time I install a new VM.
  • It saves money because it's free, available, and easy to use for a type 2 hypervisor.
  • It saves money because you don't have to buy a commercial solution to do the same thing.
  • It's handy because VMs can be dragged and dropped from one system to another with minimal effort.
VirtualBox is just as robust and as functional as the VMware desktop product. It actually has more features and in some ways is easier to work with. I've also found that VirtualBox supports newer operating systems better than VMware Workstation. There's also the cost advantage of VirtualBox. VirtualBox works equally well on all operating systems.
VirtualBox is well suited for test and development. It is handy because you can build VMs in a variety of formats and port them to other systems running VirtualBox and use them with other virtualization technologies. It is not suited for production business use but only as a workstation test solution.

Oracle VM VirtualBox Feature Ratings

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