VirtualBox for Mac OS X reviewed

VirtualBox is free, so the price point is just where we like it to be around here.  But it does fall short of Parallels and Fusion in several ways.  This article provides the pros and cons. 

Review: Sun VirtualBox 2.0.6 | Macworld

If you’re looking to use your Boot Camp partition as a Windows virtual
machine (VM), or to play DirectX 3D games inside your Windows VM, then
you’ll have to use Parallels or Fusion—VirtualBox doesn’t support
either of these features. Also, as of version 2.0.4, VirtualBox doesn’t
support 64-bit guest operating systems (on the Mac), nor the use of
more than one virtual CPU.

If your needs don’t include any of the above requirements, VirtualBox is a very good (though somewhat feature-limited) virtualization solution, and an incredible value given that it’s freely distributed.

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