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alaScore 81

4 reviews

Sep, 2020

  • Positive

alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 reviews of VirtualBox. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Many are less positive about the usability and performance.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the VirtualBox is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Samara Lynn (



There are two main benefits to using VirtualBox as a desktop virtualization solution. First, it's free. Second, it works. I was able to setup and run a virtual instance of Windows 8 Enterprise on a MacBook Air installed with OS X Lion. Aside from those...

Free. Several customization options

Slower performance than competitors. Clumsy integration of Windows and Mac. USB device redirection is a hassle

More desktop virtualization for hobbyists or testers and less an option for a production environment, especially one where performance is key, VirtualBox is free, and that's the best you can say about it.

Sep, 2012

Expert review by : Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (

Take Windows 7 for a spin with VirtualBox


Do you want to try Windows 7, but don't want to give up your PC to do it? Then, what you need is Sun's VirtualBox virtualization software.

With this done, you're ready to actually install Windows 7. You can either run the installation from a DVD or just load the Windows 7 ISO image file. Since I hate wasting time, I loaded the ISO. VirtualBox can load ISOs over both a network or from a...

Feb, 2009

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Hidden Linux : VirtualBox


VirtualBox is a virtualisation manager. It allows you to install and run one operating system inside another. Here, for example, I'm running Windows XP and the latest KDE 4 beta release of Kubuntu 8.04 inside Kubuntu 7.10..

So how do you make all this magic work for you? Just follow these steps..

Apr, 2008