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    Is VMware Workstation worth it anymore?

    Now VirtualBox supports WDDM drivers to accelerate the fancy stuff?

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    Moved to Vbox for everything ages ago. I liked Workstation but haven't seen a pressing need for it for ages.

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    The only time I've had to use VMWare over Virtualbox was to test some PXE boot functionality and certain virtual appliances that wouldn't run properly in Virtualbox. In that scenario I just used the freebie VM Player and lived without snapshot functionality.

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    Had issues with virtualbox and webcams - vericool, don't ask. Which only seem to work with VMware player/workstation.

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    I switched to using the Hyper-V part of Windows 8.1 - it's been great so far

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    I currently use VMware Workstation, although I think I might switch to Hyper-V since my PC is running Windows 8.1 Pro and the hypervisor drivers are included with Windows.

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    Vbox just causes issues. Switched to vmware player which supports uefi amongst other things.

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    Hyper-V on 8.1 here, have used Virtbox on linux though without issue.



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