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    Windows 7 Host OS - Which Virtualisation Software is best

    I need to install some kind of Virtualization software on my home computer (Windows 7 Pro 64-bit) primarily for testing Server 2008, Linux ISO's, etc. VMWare Player and Virtualbox seem to be the names that keep on cropping up as recommendations.

    Any others (or thoughts on which of the 2 above would be more suitable)?

    TIA
    Last edited by flyinghaggis; 9th August 2010 at 04:58 PM.

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    Virtualbox, it's opensource, it has more features than player.

    VirtualBox 3.1.6 vs VMware Player 3, Which is the Best Desktop Virtualization Software?
    Last edited by somabc; 9th August 2010 at 05:21 PM.

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    Free - MS Virtual PC, VirtualBox, VMWare Server. Paid for - VMWare Workstation.

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    Another vote for Virtualbox here too.

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    VirtualBox

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    Quote Originally Posted by kmount View Post
    VirtualBox
    You know you have vmware enterprise partner in your sig!

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    Quote Originally Posted by somabc View Post
    You know you have vmware enterprise partner in your sig!
    He also has Oracle!

    ... VirtualBox is far better than the 'free' offerings from VMWare too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by somabc View Post
    You know you have vmware enterprise partner in your sig!
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    Just to buck the trend here I'm a VMware Player dude Both me and my tech use it for our test VMs and its great I did look at buying VMWare desktop at one point but decided I'd try and stick with free (lack of snapshots was a bit annoying when playing with MSI's) but never got on with thinking any harder or costing it up at Edu pricing.

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    if you have a server/computer laying around vmware esxi does pretty well..and its free
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