Oracle VM VirtualBox Review

I can send a VM to a friend to test so they don’t have to install it or port it to my other computers.​


What is most valuable?

VirtualBox can import and export virtual machines in a usable format. It’s also very easy to change settings to fine tune the VM. Also, I can send a VM to a friend to test so they don’t have to install it or port it to my other computers.

How has it helped my organization?

In my personal lab, it helps me explore new Linux distributions or updates before actually installing them.

What needs improvement?

I’d like to see Oracle make it easy to drag and drop files between a VM and the host PC. That would help a lot in saving time transferring files.

For how long have I used the solution?

I've used it for about six years.

What was my experience with deployment of the solution?

I have had no issues deploying it.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

I have had no issues with stability.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

I've not had to scale it.

How are customer service and technical support?

Customer Service:

I haven't needed to use customer service.

Technical Support:

I have not had to use tech support as there is plenty of information available online.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

I used VirtualPC before, but VirtualBox is much better. It offers more configuration options in its settings, and we wanted an alternative to Microsoft products.

How was the initial setup?

Getting used to working through the settings took some time to get the hang of, but after that, it flows smoothly usually.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

As a home user, it’s free.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend that you use VirtualBox and experiment with different settings.


Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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