VirtualBox vs. Parallels


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James

Posted: 3/20/2013
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VirtualBox does so much more than Parallels. Not to mention... it's free!!!

Also you can copy your VirtualBox image to a thumbdrive and run it from any computer PC/Linux or Mac.

You can even get VirtualBox Portable that runs right from the thumbdrive. It's work. I've tested it.

My desktop runs apps from Pc/Mac/Linx/Android seemlessly.

https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/VBox_vs_Others

Parallels Desktop for Mac OS X = $79.99

VirtualBlox = Free

VirtualBox is the winner!!!
 
User

Posted: 11/9/2013
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Whatever Virtualbox does it does it slowly: http://www.macobserver.com/tmo/article/benchmarking-parallels-fusion-and-virtualbox-against-boot-camp

 
PC User

Posted: 11/12/2013
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Quote no free lunch:

Quote User:

vbox looks like crap for real work

...and you get what you pay for.



It's just a Mac thing. Virtual box flies on my Quadcore.

Sorry that Mac let you down again...

 
parallels is nice but...

Posted: 12/4/2015
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Quote Use Parallels, be happy:

Oracle's VirtualBox has lots of serious bugs - https://www.virtualbox.org/report/1

Folks, you get what you pay for. Parallels is proven, supported, and is #1 in the category. Just adminit it, use it, and be happy!

:-)
Yes, parallels is better in some respects. Depending on WHAT you need it for. Parallels makes it very very easy to integrate with your mac. Virtualbox makes it a bit harder, but im sure it can be done. Im going with virtual box because I need to have windows, but I do NOT use windows often so I really don't need the integration that parallels provides. if I do, I will buy parallels.