View Poll Results: Which virtualization software do you use and prefer?

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  • VMware (Workstation or Server)

    2 16.67%
  • Parallels Desktop

    0 0%
  • Microsoft Virtual PC

    3 25.00%
  • Virtual Box

    6 50.00%
  • Other (will specify in the post)

    0 0%
  • None

    1 8.33%
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Thread: Which virtualization software do you use?

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    Default Which virtualization software do you use?

    Years back, I used to be a mainframe systems programmer (Dinosaur ), working with large scale IBM machines and operating systems.

    At that time, there was an opsys called VM/370 (Virtual machine/370)

    The idea of it was to be able to run more than one opsys under one physical machine

    Years years later, this thing was introduced in the PC world, and the word (Virtualization) becomes more and more popular



    My first experince was with a product called (VMware), when i read an article about it in some computer magazine

    but after that, few other products start showing in the scene and in the market, some are paid, some are free


    so, Which virtualization software do you use? and which one do you prefer more, and why?

    Thank you

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    i mostly use Virtual Box & rarely VMWare

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    I've tried the Virtual Box in its early days of development, at that time is was not that "perfect" comparing to VMware which was far too advanced and full of more features beside it's stability.

    but I think, though I'm not sure %100, that Virtual Box is now more mature and almost perfect.

    for those who cannot afford buying VMware WKS, they could use the VMware Player (Free) which does the job

    With earlier releases of VMware player, you could only run a (pre created) virtual machine under it, but that was changed now, you can now Create a virtual machine.

    Parallels (which i also tried ones as a trial) is completely similar to VMware, to a level that i thought the guy who developed it was already on of the Vmware's developers and was fired from VMware company so he started his own buisness

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    I installed Microsoft Virtual PC and XP Mode back to back.

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    Poll should be with multiple options.
    I use Virtual PC and VMWare Workstation on Windows Client and Hyper-V on Windows Server 2008 R2.

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    Have been using both VMWare and VirtualBox for years. Both apps are very good.

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