VirtualBox vs QEMU

Turns out that VirtualBox is extremely easy to use for personal virtualisation. I have been using KVM and XEN based virtualisation solutions on the server. They both work wonderfully for that purpose. However, for local machine virtualisation, they are both a chore to setup.

Turns out that another open source product – VirtualBox, is better suited for local virtualisation. I will ensure that it is made available for all my machines in the future. It even supports non-VT based hosts after KVM decided to drop support for it in their recent versions.

I have been setting up some personal virtual machines for the purpose of testing software. It is always a good idea to start off with a virgin machine when doing testing.

I hope that Oracle does not kill this product!

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Shawn Tan

Chip Doctor, Chartered Engineer, Entrepreneur, Law Graduate.

2 thoughts on “VirtualBox vs QEMU”

  1. Trying to get EeePC_1.7-2009-01-20_09-52.iso to work.I used makeboot.bat and it ceeatrs ldlinux.sys on the root folder of my USB drive (say f: for example)I then use MagicISO to extract the contents onto F:, but when I bootup my EeePC using USB drive. It gives:Could not find kernel image: menu.c32boot:Can someone please help? Did I use the wrong makeboot.bat? Mine is extracted from epc.zip which LazyFai posted awhile back. Has been awhile since I extract .iso into USB drive. Maybe I forgot some steps

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