By chhandomay on Jun 12, 2008
VirtualBox has easy install, small footprint --
Rick Vanover of TechTarget noted that out of the major hypervisors, he was particularly intrigued by Sun xVM VirtualBox. He detailed how to download and install xVM, highlighting that it was "quick and easy." Rick commented, "The VirtualBox interface to create a virtual machine was quite intuitive. In fact, I created a few virtual machines without any issues at all."
2. VirtualBox is amazing, 50% faster than Virtual PC on my PC -- Tim Anderson's ITWriting, 6/5
VirtualBox: get today's update -- Tim Anderson's ITWriting, 6/6
When Tim Anderson tested VirtualBox, he was "immediately impressed, not least by its performance. It just felt snappy, something I've never been able to say about Microsoft's Virtual PC." Tim ran PassMark on XP Pro with SP3, under both Virtual PC and VirtualBox, and found VirtualBox was 50% faster than the best result from Virtual PC.
In a second post, Tim mentioned that his update to VirtualBox 1.6.2. He found that Virtual Host Interface was fixed, and this version scored slightly higher on PassMark.
Made Easy --
Tom's Technology Take, 6/5
Tom Petrocelli liked VirtualBox a "whole lot better" than other virtualization offerings because of its small memory footprint, quick load time and easy, clean interface. Tom says, "VirtualBox has made [virtualization] very easy and cheap to do. It's great for the occasional or medium duty user."
4. Virtualization - VMs (Virtual Machines) are Really the Future -- One Mans Blog, 6/11
In a round-up review of available virtualization software, John Pozadzides commented that VirtualBox is a "fantastic piece of open source software." He found it very intuitive and easy to set up, and liked the fact that it runs on Windows, Linux, Macintosh and OpenSolaris.
5. VirtualBox freezing -- Fedora, 6/9
The blogger ran into a problem using VirtualBox-1.6.0_30421_fedora9-1.x86_64 and kernel-188.8.131.52 30.fc9.x86_64. We are in the process of following up with him to help troubleshoot.