Virtual Machines

Joep L. Blom jlblom at
Sat Oct 16 23:23:54 UTC 2010

Joao Ferreira gmail wrote:
> I've used VMware Player and VMware Server2 for about 3 years.
> More recently I came to a new project where the "law" is VirtualBox and
> I started using VirtualBox.
> Both systems allow you to make your installs.
> My experience up to now is: I've only used fresh installs; several
> Linux'es, Sun10, WinXp and Win7 on VMware; several Linux'es and WinXp on
> VirtualBox.
> Both allow bridged networking, host-only networking and NAT networking.
> I found VMware more professional while VirtualBox seems faster and
> easier to use.
> cheers
> jmf

My experience with VMware Player is that's faster (contrary to jmf) and 
- for me most important - has a much better sound processing (albeit not 
perfect!) than virtualbox which refused to play my Windows XP music 
notation application. But I haven't used Virtual box since May 2009.

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