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View Poll Results: Virtualization/Container Product of the Year
Containers and Virtualization though related aren't exactly the same thing IMHO. Mixing them ignores the idea that one might have some use cases for full virtualization and others for containers. I imagine most environments are using virtualization if either and those using containers also are still using virtualization.
Distribution: Fedora, RHEL, CentOS, Ubuntu, Solaris
I use VirtualBox for my own personal lab and don't have any problems with it. Of course you are more limited with what you can/can't do in VBox vs VMware, but for personal use I think its great and would give it my vote. I would use VBox over VMware Player, though. I also think that some things on this list are used in different ways than others as MansaWater mentioned.
Distribution: Debian Sid AMD64, Raspbian Wheezy, various VMs
I voted for VirtualBox, because that's what I use, but I tend to agree with the above posts. Also, I think desktop virtualisation, which I use VB for, and server virtualisation are worlds apart. The former is use for desktop testing and "playing" and the latter for day-to-day loads (oversimplification, OK, but I think about right).
Had used VMWare Player since 2010 but switched to Qemu this year, and it seems to have improved a lot. When the host supports kvm that sure helps a lot. But Linux hosts still seem to idle with lower cpu usage in VMWare, at least on Intel hardware (Qemu+kvm for amd seems a bit more "efficient" but maybe it's my imagination).