Saturday, November 13, 2010

The best virtualization software: VirtualBox v/s VMPlayer

I was an avid user of VirtualBox and was pretty happy with it. It gave me freedom to experiment with different OS in a rather safe, transparent, and convenient way. So I used to keep Linux as host and Windows as guest. Performance was good and bugs were non-existent.

Then I found VMPlayer. It surprised me a lot with following reasons:

a) It supported ISO images for Ubuntu, my fav Linux disto.

b) Set up was easier/comparable to VirtualBox.

c) Unity mode: What a feature! A seemless integration of guest OS with host application. You don't have to click the mouse, you never lose window focus. I can now browse through guest OS with Alt+Tab.

d) Very stable, good performance, and I am a happy customer.