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!!!
 
John

Posted: 3/29/2013
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Ok, am installing all the windows versions on my Mac, but can't seem to operate 'seamless' mode, any tips (option is greyed out, host OS is OSX)?

Gonna run some comparisons once up and properly updated etc (have a PC too of course, will do the reverse once I got this all up and running and do some more tests - of course my PC is WAY faster than my Mac due to costs... (sorry Mac types, but totally true).

It all seems to run ok, it's just having a little confusion about 'seamless' at the minute (oh, and copy and paste between OS's doesn't work despite the option being on).

So far, Parallels is actually easier to use (all obvious stuff), but nothing that would justify a price tag compared to free of course... and once I get it seamlessly integrated.... :-)

Will let u know....
 
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...

 
Use Parallels, be happy

Posted: 11/14/2013
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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!
 
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.