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    Virtualization: VMWare Player or Virtual Box?

    Win7 Home Premium (32 bits) is my OS.

    I need XP running on a virtual machine on my system, because some of my old programs and my HP Scanjet 4400C which are not supported by both Microsoft and HP anymore.

    I understand there are two free virtualization programs: VMWare Player and Virtual Box.

    Can I have opinions on which one is better, and why?

    Any help is welcome.

    Flores
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    Hak5 does a couple pretty good comparison reviews on VirtualBox vs VMWare.
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    They are both free so why not try them both? I find VirtualBox to be far better and easier to use.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RussB View Post
    Hak5 does a couple pretty good comparison reviews on VirtualBox vs VMWare.
    RussB, thanks for your tip.
    I watched Hak5: VirtualBox seems to be the favorite.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doc Brown View Post
    They are both free so why not try them both? I find VirtualBox to be far better and easier to use.
    Hello Doc,

    Why not?

    Can I have both installed on my system?

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    Quote Originally Posted by amflores View Post
    Hello Doc,

    Why not?

    Can I have both installed on my system?

    Thanks,
    Flores
    Yes, absolutely.

    Abrašo

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    Yes, absolutely.
    Thanks Ruy,

    I have them both installed and running.
    VirtualBox seems to be faster but not so user friendly as VMWare.
    Time will tell.

    Abracšo,
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    I find the lack of drag-and-drop between host and guest in VirtualBox a real inconvenience.

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    I find the lack of drag-and-drop between host and guest in VirtualBox a real inconvenience.
    Hi wartaaids,

    I do too.

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    Both me and my Windows edition speak brazilian portuguese.

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