VirtualBox the best for virtualization!
December 31, 2021

VirtualBox the best for virtualization!

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Score 9 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Oracle VM VirtualBox

I personally use VirtualBox to test applications. With VirtualBox, I can test the application without even installing it on my actual machine, and doing this protects my device from any damages. For example, if I accidentally select the wrong settings for the application I am testing, the changes only affect my Virtual Machine and this is a great advantage for me. I also use different operating systems for work and for personal purposes thus I use VirtualBox to install another operating system (like Linux) without removing the one I already use (Windows).
  • Allocating the memory you want for each machine.
  • Allows you to put as many virtual machines as your device allows you.
  • The changes you make to your virtual machine only affects your virtual machine, not your main device.
  • It would be great if the window can become adjustable to full screen because right now you need to install another software to just make the window fullscreen.
  • The responsiveness of the VMs is slow sometimes.
  • It sometimes takes very long for a machine to boot.
  • Work is now much faster since you do not need to be installing and uninstalling operating systems each time you need a different OS.
  • It has reduced expenses for the business for example in the case where an application that is being tested damages the device and the device has to be replaced.
  • Since you can install many VMs on VirtualBox, one device can do the workload of many devices which saves time.

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It is best suited when you want to have different operating systems on your laptop or desktop. You can easily switch between operating systems without the need to uninstall one. In another scenario, if you expect some application to damage your device, it would be best to run the application on the VM such that the damage can only be done to the virtual machine. It is less appropriate when time synchronization is very important. At times the VMs run their own times differently from the host time and this may cause some losses if what you doing is critical. Another important thing to take note of is the licensing of the application you want to run your VM. Some licenses do not allow the applications to be run on virtual servers so it is not appropriate to use the VM at this time.

Oracle VM VirtualBox Feature Ratings

Virtual machine automated provisioning
Not Rated
Management console
Not Rated
Live virtual machine backup
Live virtual machine migration
Hypervisor-level security