VirtualBox

Changes between Initial Version and Version 1 of VBox_vs_Others


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04/12/2007 01:51:21 PM (15 years ago)
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  • VBox_vs_Others

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     1= !VirtualBox vs. VMware vs. Parallels = 
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     3|| '''Feature''' || '''!VirtualBox''' ||  '''Parallels Workstation / Desktop''' || '''VMware Server / Workstation''' || 
     4 
     5|| Supported host operating systems || Windows 2000, XP, 2003, Vista, Linux, OS X (under development), Solaris (under development), FreeBSD (under development) || Windows 2000, XP, 2003, Vista, Linux, OS X || Windows 2000, XP, 2003, Vista, Linux (32bit and 64bit), OS X (beta) || 
     6 
     7|| Supported guest operating systems || DOS, Windows 3.1, 95, 98, NT, 2000, XP, Vista, Linux, OpenBSD, FreeBSD, OS/2, Solaris, others || DOS, Windows 3.1, 95, 98, NT, 2000, XP, Vista, Linux, OS/2 || DOS, Windows 3.1, 95, 98, NT, 2000, XP, Vista, Linux, FreeBSD, Solaris || 
     8 
     9|| 64bit host OS support || yes || no || yes || 
     10 
     11|| 64bit guest OS support || no (planned) || no || yes || 
     12 
     13|| Intel VT-x support (CPU virtualization extensions) || yes || yes || limited || 
     14 
     15|| AMD-V support (CPU virtualization extensions) || yes || yes || limited || 
     16 
     17|| Virtual network cards || up to 4 || 1 || up to 4 || 
     18 
     19|| USB support || yes || yes || yes || 
     20 
     21|| iSCSI support (VMs can directly access storage servers over iSCSI) || yes || no || no || 
     22 
     23|| Serial ports || up to 4 || up to 4 || yes || 
     24 
     25|| Parallels ports || no || up to 4 || yes || 
     26 
     27|| CD/DVD writing || yes || no || no || 
     28 
     29|| 3D acceleration || no || no || limited || 
     30 
     31|| Support of VMware images || yes || no || n/a || 
     32 
     33|| Support of Virtual PC images || no (planned) || no || no || 
     34 
     35|| Headless operation || yes || no || yes || 
     36 
     37|| Remote VM access || Integrated RDP server || no || limited || 
     38 
     39|| Remote USB support || Yes, arbitrary devices || no || no || 
     40 
     41|| API || Full API, 100% scriptable || no || yes || 
     42 
     43|| Open source || Yes (dual licensed, some enterprise features are closed source) || no || no || 
     44 
     45|| License costs || Free in most cases, otherwise €100 / $130 || $49.99 for Windows/Linux, $79.99 for Mac OS X || Workstation around $199, Server free for end users, not redistributable || 

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