[ubuntu-cloud] which is better KVM or virtual BOX

Dustin Kirkland kirkland at ubuntu.com
Sat Aug 21 18:23:12 BST 2010

On Sat, Aug 21, 2010 at 1:16 AM, Mark Shuttleworth <mark at ubuntu.com> wrote:
> I'd strongly recommend KVM for server applications.


Beyond that, KVM is excellent for desktop virtualization as well.  You
can use the "testdrive" utility in Ubuntu to easily fire up desktop or
server ISOs in a KVM virtual machine, without knowing much of anything
about KVM or virtualization.  You might also consider virt-manager,
for a wizard-based approach to creating VMs.

The only time I'd recommend you consider VirtualBox is if you need to
run virtual machines on a system who's CPU does not support VT
extensions.  In this case, VirtualBox will be about 10x faster than


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