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V-Box beats QEMU for only one reason, the seamless mode. I have only one app that need windows (performance is so slow in wine as to make it useless) and I love to have it on my desktop with everything else rather than in a window of windows.
Distribution: Fedora 10[Cambridge] and Ubuntu 9.04[Jaunty]
vmware is the easiest one to use. this is the tool i used to get a test of linux using knoppix live cd and it made me go crazy and the rest is history. this is the best/coolest/easiest one both on win and linux. Of late there have been a flood of virtualization utilities and one that works as teh best emulator is obviously QEMU; the basic one.
With Quad Core entering the mainstream in 2008, Virtualisation is fast turning out to be something done by every Joe Sixpack, not just geeks. In times like this, I think the product which is easy to use, feature rich, popular, but n00b friendly and available on multiple platforms wins. I think VirtualBox ruled the year 2008.
I started with VMWare Server a couple years ago to run TurboTax in Windows and run Linux servers for web services and email. The VMWare documentation, community support and product reliability is awesome. I learned a lot about virtulization reading up on and using VMWare Server. They lost me during the shift from v1.x to v2.x of VMWare Server and gave me a chance to look around.
The KVM approach of using the Linux kernel as the hypervisor, QEMU as the emulator and leveraging the virtualization capabilities of the Intel and AMD CPUs caught my attention. Being able to use the latest Linux kernel and tools to manage the virtual machine process was refreshing. While KVM is a relatively young project and is still under heavy development it is my virtualization tool of choice now.