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    Review: VirtualBox 4.3 goes touchy-feely for Windows 8 virtualization

    Posted November 6, 2013 - 6:05 pm

    Historically, VirtualBox has been rock-solid, lightweight virtualization software that was only slightly less capable than its rival, VMware. Starting about a year and a half ago, VirtualBox became a bit less than that, acquiring new features, but becoming less reliable. Fortunately, the latest versions seem to have come back around, and 4.3 adds an important capability: support for touchscreens.
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    Review: VMware Workstation 9 vs. VirtualBox 4.2

    Posted September 26, 2012 - 6:07 am

    VMware Workstation is richer in features and polish than ever, but VirtualBox is still both capable and free
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    Desktop virtualization smackdown: Parallels vs. VMware vs. VirtualBox

    Posted October 11, 2011 - 3:43 pm

    If you're looking to virtualize guest OSes on your desktop, there's a three-way battle for your affections. Find out what the contenders have to offer -- and where each falls short.
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    Create virtual machines easily with VirtualBox 4

    Posted March 7, 2011 - 2:03 pm

    Frustrated with the sluggish performance of VMware Player and VMware Workstation on my Windows 7 machine, I recently turned to Oracle's free VirtualBox 4 virtual machine software and haven't looked back. After a few months with it, I find it considerably faster, if not quite as convenient.
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    Windows on the Mac

    Posted February 8, 2010 - 5:47 pm

    Parallels Desktop 5 and VMware Fusion 3 get faster, smarter, and optimized for Windows 7, while Sun’s VirtualBox 3.1 lags behind
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