Had the opportunity to try out virtualbox the other day on RHEL.
I really liked the part that the rpm that I downloaded was signed and I had to import the signature to be able to install the package! Feels safe. Install did not cause any other problems for me.
As far as the interface goes I like it a lot.
Quite intuitive and worked fine for what I did with it (load a pre-made .vdi, boot, configure).
Not that different at all from VMWare Workstation. But I didn’t do much at all with virtualbox except the initial setup of the VM.
It is also free!
Some cool stuff:
- manage the VMs via php
- updated about once a month
- Runs on windows/linux/osx/solaris
- you can convert vmware vms into virtualbox format or you can actually import a vmware vm
Not so cool stuff:
- oracle -> means suddenly you may have to pay licenses for it ;s