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.​


Valuable Features

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.

Improvements to My Organization

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

Room for 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.

Use of Solution

I've used it for about six years.

Deployment Issues

I have had no issues deploying it.

Stability Issues

I have had no issues with stability.

Scalability Issues

I've not had to scale it.

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.

Previous Solutions

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.

Initial Setup

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

Pricing, Setup Cost and Licensing

As a home user, it’s free.

Other Solutions Considered

Other Advice

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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