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View Poll Results: Virtualization Product of the Year
VirtualBox 354 67.43%
Xen 29 5.52%
VMware 80 15.24%
OpenVZ 7 1.33%
Parallels Workstation 3 0.57%
QEMU 17 3.24%
KVM 35 6.67%
Oracle VM 0 0%
VServer 0 0%
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Old 01-21-2010, 03:19 PM   #31
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Cool Virtual Box

Virtual Box, without a question is the best.

On Windows i started off using MS Virtual PC (2004 SP1). I later switched the Virtual Box and just loved it! It had so many better features like USB support and non-Microsoft OS guest support. I still use it today in Linux.
Old 01-21-2010, 04:35 PM   #32
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Old 01-21-2010, 05:09 PM   #33
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I still must say vmware is in the lead. However VirtualBox is not far behind.
Old 01-21-2010, 08:48 PM   #34
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VirtualBox baby!
Old 01-21-2010, 09:41 PM   #35
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How could virtualbox be any good? It's by sun, the same people who gave us java ;D
Old 01-22-2010, 01:51 AM   #36
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How could virtualbox be any good? It's by sun, the same people who gave us java ;D

Uhmmm.... it was fairly well developed long before Sun bought it...
Old 01-22-2010, 02:46 AM   #37
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Uhmmm.... it was fairly well developed long before Sun bought it...
I think it was originally developed by a company called innoTek GmbH(sp?) (I first tried VB before it was bought by Sun)
Old 01-22-2010, 03:25 AM   #38
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VirtualBox. It has made huge strides forward this year.
Old 01-22-2010, 11:05 AM   #39
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Voted for Xen, but I like KVM too..
Old 01-23-2010, 12:58 AM   #40
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Old 01-29-2010, 02:04 PM   #41
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Unlike many, I just need a way to evaluate various distros and OS's quickly without rebooting and Virtualbox fits my needs perfectly.
Old 01-29-2010, 03:56 PM   #42
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So, I will eventually try this VirtualBox thing now ,
But the VM server was working stable for me for years now
Even viruses work on it :P
Old 01-29-2010, 07:36 PM   #43
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I still haven't tried vbox for a long time. I use kvm now. But when I do I might like both equally
Old 01-29-2010, 07:40 PM   #44
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I wish we could see the vote results too. When there is some apps I like equal I could vote for the one thats getting less votes
Old 01-31-2010, 08:27 AM   #45
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KVM all the way, the future of virtualization you can't beat it.


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