Benchmark: VMware vs Virtualbox

Posted by emmablisa on 05-Dec-2017 04:21

I tested VirtualBox 2.1.4 and VMware Workstation 6.5.1 for later use as a development VM

Host: Ubuntu64, 4GB RAM, Core2Duo E6600, Samsung HD502IJ

Guest: Windows XP Home, 1GB RAM, 8GB virtual disk

Benchmark Software: SiSoft Sandra Light, HD Tune


What is your experience or suggestion for a VM mostly used for development tools (not as a headless server)?

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Posted by Brian K. Maher on 05-Dec-2017 06:20

Hi emmablisa,
I have used both and without a doubt VMware is superior to VirtualBox.
In my environment, an iMac with 32 gig ram I have used VMware every day for 10+ years now and have never had a crash with it.  Rock solid.  I can’t say the same for VirtualBox.  Many crashes when using it.  I have used it with Windows, OSX  and Linux as the host OS.  Crashing problems on all three.

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