Virtualization Technology: VMware Workstation 7.1 vs. Oracle VirtualBox 3.2.4

By Cameron Sturdevant  |  Posted 2010-06-21 Print this article Print
VMware Workstation 7.1 vs. Oracle VirtualBox 3.2.4

VMware Workstation 7.1 vs. Oracle VirtualBox 3.2.4

by Cameron Sturdevant
The latest versions of VMware Workstation 7.1 and Oracle VirtualBox 3.2 proved that the competition in the personal desktop virtualization space is pushing the products to speed up everything from graphics to virtual machine configuration. In the following screens you can see some of the most significant new features in both virtualization tools. Whether you need more virtual CPU or core processing power or more efficient memory management, the latest efforts of VMware and Oracle show that tools for IT power users along with test and developer staff provide plenty of virtual machine configuration choice. While VMware Workstation still sets the pace in this product category, budget-minded organizations can leverage value out of VirtualBox.
Cameron Sturdevant Cameron Sturdevant is the executive editor of Enterprise Networking Planet. Prior to ENP, Cameron was technical analyst at PCWeek Labs, starting in 1997. Cameron finished up as the eWEEK Labs Technical Director in 2012. Before his extensive labs tenure Cameron paid his IT dues working in technical support and sales engineering at a software publishing firm . Cameron also spent two years with a database development firm, integrating applications with mainframe legacy programs. Cameron's areas of expertise include virtual and physical IT infrastructure, cloud computing, enterprise networking and mobility. In addition to reviews, Cameron has covered monolithic enterprise management systems throughout their lifecycles, providing the eWEEK reader with all-important history and context. Cameron takes special care in cultivating his IT manager contacts, to ensure that his analysis is grounded in real-world concern. Follow Cameron on Twitter at csturdevant, or reach him by email at

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