Positive VirtualBox 3.0 Reviews in eWEEK, Ars Technica (and Chicago Sun-Times!)


The new release of VirtualBox received three great reviews over the long weekend.

eWEEK's Cameron Sturvedant tested VirtualBox 3.0 on a Sun Fire X4170 server and concluded that version 3.0 of VirtualBox "is certain to give VMware Workstation a run for its money." Cameron highlighted VirtualBox's support for multiple guest processors, which, along with its appealing price tag and broad host platform support, make VirtualBox "a serious platform of IT pros."

Overall, Cameron was extremely positive, noting that VirtualBox "continues to improve its position as a potential challenger to workstation products from VMware and Parallels."
Sun VirtualBox
Ars Technica's Ryan Paul also gave VirtualBox his stamp of approval, calling it his "current preferred desktop virtualization solution." The reviewer, who made the jump to VirtualBox after growing frustrated with "VMware's lousy Linux support," praised VirtualBox's integration between the guest environment and host environment and its improved support for snapshots. Ryan also highlighted advancements in 3D graphics support, which "could make VirtualBox a viable solution for 3D gaming."


Rounding out the group was Andy Ihnatko of the Chicago Sun-Times, who agreed with Cameron and Ryan that VirtualBox 3.0 represents "a significant upgrade." In a double review of Windows 7 Final Candidate and VirtualBox, Andy hails VirtualBox's "practically seamless integration" between the virtual and real PCs. The reviewer's final verdict: "Download VirtualBox from VirtualBox.org. It's truly the equivalent of the wish that you use to get more wishes."

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