Originally Posted by brownie_cookie
but i don't see why the one is better than the other
It depends on what you want to do. On my main machine I use both. In VMware Player you can only use one machine at a given time, in Virtualbox you can use as many VMs simultaneous as your physical machine can handle. But VMware Player has much better 3D acceleration, I use that for playing older or low resource Windows games (that won't run well with Wine) on a virtual XP machine.