Ticket #5601 (new defect)
|Reported by:||fireworld2406||Owned by:|
Since VirtualBox version, maybe 1.6, performance has been steadily declining. I use an x86 computer, no hardware virtualization or anything like that. My host, if it matters, is Windows Server 2003 R2 Standard and Windows Server 2008 Standard (yes, I have both on the same computer).
I think it is important to note that this performance degradation seems only to occur on non-Windows guests. On Windows-based VMs, performance is either the same as or better than that for VMware Server 2. However, when installing any *nix OS, performance is markedly slower than on VMware. I have used numerous *nix VMs, including Oracle Enterprise Linux, CentOS (both RedHat clones), Solaris, OpenSolaris, Ubuntu, Fedora, and probably others that I am forgetting.
VirtualBox did not have this issue before (like version 1.4). It seems to have started with 1.6, and progressively gotten worse.
Here are the relevant specifications of my computer, if needed: Processor: 2.54 GHz Intel Celeron D RAM: 1.5 GB PC3200/2700 Hard Disks: 1 250 GB IDE, 1 80 GB IDE Host OS: Windows Server 2003 R2 Standard, Windows Server 2008 Standard
Please let me know if you need any additional information.