About VirtualBox

VirtualBox is an on-premise desktop virtualization platform that helps businesses run and manage virtual machines across different operating systems (OS). Using the open virtualization format (OVF), professionals can import appliances and export virtual machines with additional product details such as vendor information or license text.

VirtualBox allows enterprises to customize the user interface by adding the menu widget, mini toolbar or status bar as per individual requirements. Managers can enable Extensive Firmware Interface (EFI) for virtual machines and utilize the drag-and-drop interface to create ad hoc VM groups. Additionally, it lets users store and access the hard disk, CD/DVD or floppy images in Virtual Disk Image (VDI), ISO or RAW...


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Supported Operating System(s):

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Mac OS, Windows 8, Windows 10

606 Reviews of VirtualBox

Average User Ratings

Overall

4.55 / 5 stars

Ease-of-use

4.5

Value for money

4.5

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

4.5

Ratings Snapshot

5 stars

(376)

376

4 stars

(200)

200

3 stars

(36)

36

2 stars

(1)

1

1 stars

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December 2019

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Hung from FPT Software

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Company Size: 1,001-5,000 employees

Industry: Computer Software

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Functionality

5.0

December 2019

VirtualBox for quickly initial new environment for testing

I use VirtualBox to initial my testing environment for my shell script function which needs to run in Centos, RedHat, Debian and Ubuntu, I download the virtual OS and add into VirtualBox which alow me quickly verify my script and when I work with Kubernetes, it already support installation environment as Virtual OS and we use VirtualBox to host it.

Pros

With VirtualBox, I easily create a test and dev environment for different OS, it supports all type of OS from Window, Ubuntu, Centos. VirtualBox Guest system is quickly created and start and I could share data between Host OS and Guest OS including copy/paste, disk sharing and drag-drop. VirtualBox consume very little resource and is able to host multiple Guest OS at same time, it is an excellent feature when we want to test our script in different OS

Cons

Using VirtualBox is quite complex to setup Guest OS, special to enable access to Host OS hardware such as Printer, switch between Host OS and Guest OS have delayed time

Reasons for Choosing VirtualBox

We choose VirtualBox because it is free compared to other tools like VMware, it is more complex but has the good document for learning, it is quick and free compare with creating multiple VMs in Cloud for testing.

November 2021

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Nhat from Davenport University

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Company Size: 5,001-10,000 employees

Industry: Education Management

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

5.0

Functionality

4.0

November 2021

VirtualBox Review

My overall experience with VirtualBox is good because I have used it for a long time and have found many ways around some technical challenges.

Pros

This software allows me to easily setup a virtual machine, run a test on a software before I want to install it on a production machine. The best part is I can easily download it on the Oracle website and use it without worrying about licensing.

Cons

Configuring network is quite difficult on VirtualBox versus doing it on other similar software.

Reasons for Choosing VirtualBox

I chose VirtualBox because it is free to use and I can easily deploy it on several workstation to teach or test new software and technology. VirtualBox has all of the basic features one would need to setup a virtual environment include networking and hardware configuration.

Reasons for Switching to VirtualBox

I switched software because VirtualBox is free to use and I can download it at anytime without worrying about licensing while the other software like VMware and Hypervisor I have to buy the license to use them for each computer.

May 2021

PAOLO from ZUCCHETTI AXESS

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Industry: Electrical/Electronic Manufacturing

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Functionality

5.0

May 2021

The King of virtualizers

I recommend using the 64bit version of VirtualBOX if you have a 64bit operating system, otherwise you will not be able to use 64-bit guest operating systems. The ability to share virtual machines has given us the opportunity to try development kits from our vendors, this is a significant advantage in terms of the time spent if we had installed everything from scratch. The support that the community gives to this product is really important, in case of problems you can contact the forum looking for solutions to the problems encountered. Sometimes a simple restart solves a big problem, as usual.

Pros

The product is very simple to use starting from the installation phase which does foresee any difficulty. It is one of the open source products on the market with GPL2 license, this certainly encourages the user to try it at least once. VirtualBox supports many operating systems like Windows, Linux, Mac. The product allows us to test and certify our applications on different guest operating systems choosing from those supported by VirtualBox (a long list). This is the main reason why we are using it with excellent results.

Cons

I would like as an improvement of VirtualBOX the ability to transfer files between guess system and host as drag & drop instead of sharing folders or installing extension packs. Sometimes accessing external hardware from the virtualization process is difficult which precludes its use. I would like to point out that in some cases the error messages are not helpful in solving the block found, fortunately the community gives a lot of help in these cases

February 2019

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Mo'men from Sigma Tax Pro

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Industry: Telecommunications

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

3.0

February 2019

VirtualBox Review

My personal experience with it could be both satisfactory and disappointing, honestly. On the personal side, I'd say almost flawless, but on the professional side, it's not what I'd rely on, but again, you get what you pay for!

Pros

VirtualBox is open-source, easy and super fast to install and start, and it's free as well. It helps you test any OS in a few steps and switch between the operating systems you're running easily and swiftly. It's not exclusive to only one operating system.

Cons

If you just want to test operating systems and not go in-depth, VM VirtualBox would be okay. However, if you'd like to use it more in-depth, you'd find a few issues. Some computers do not allow the installation of a Virtual Machine software without changing the BIOS, and this, of course, isn't something everyone can do. Some features aren't supported without installing add-ons. Also, sound drivers aren't available. It takes a while to come up and if your computer isn't good on the specs side, you might have a laggy and slow experience. Changing the size of disk storage could be an issue, but such issued were paid attention to with newer versions (5.2). If you use the virtual OS you're running as a main drive or you rely on it for professional purposes, this could be a total disaster as you'd face countless network issues that'd hold you back. However, again, to be fair, these issues would be faced only if you go deep, but if you just run virtual OS for fun, or for simple usage, you'd have nothing to worry about.

November 2021

Orlando from Barzani Group

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Industry: Information Technology and Services

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

3.0

Functionality

5.0

November 2021

Outstanding tool for Virtual Machines

It has been pleasant experience, we could have bought more computers but we saved money and installed virtual machines.

Pros

It is easy to deploy and use, I was able to run Linux virtual machine from my Windows 10 operating system, without the need to buy another computer.

Cons

It uses a lot of resources, memory and CPU.