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I've used lots of different versions of VMWare Workstation, Player and Server; on Linux and on Windows. I tried to give V-Box a shot ... but, frankly, for virtualizing large apps that need to run on Windows Server ... VMWare is more robust, more reliable and performs a lot better. VMWare is the clear winner in my book.
I bought VMWare Workstation a few years ago (starting at v4.5?), but everytime I upgrade it, it fails to compile it's driver. Then I have to download some any-any thingy or plow around forum sites looking for someone that knows what source file to tweak to get it to compile. Right now I can't run it at all.
But no problems with VirtualBox.
Right now, I have Windows XP, FreeBSD 7.1, and OpenSolaris 8.11 running in virtual machines on my Mandriva Linux Host. I have 3GB, so each of the four (including the host) gets a little less than 3/4 GB.