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What virtual machine software are you using?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by wannabie, Aug 24, 2011.

  1. wannabie

    wannabie Elite Member

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    I haven't used a virtual machine in ages, is virtual box still the best one?

    Anything better? Im on windows 64 bit and quite a bit of ram
     
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    vmware is the best but virtualbox has always been able to do the job.
     
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  3. Monrox

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    Virtual PC from MS. I love it because it is very easy not to save any changes AT ALL when shutting down. It is just a yes / no kind of a dialog box. I have a master image with nothing but an OS and then some children thereof, one with Office, another with programming environments, third with trojans, fourth with all the spying crap like flash player, chrome, silverlight etc etc. They all work fine and fast together and don't need much RAM because not everything is placed on one bloated installation.

    VM Ware is too tweaky for me. I had to manually put a setting in the config file to NOT save any changes. But when I do need to save the changes I have to close it, change the config, reopen it, shut it down... then change the config (to once again stop saving changes). Also it creates quite a lot of files - a freshly installed image consisted of 13. It also keeps logs... something I always prefer to avoid. The thing from MS has only 2 files. But the VM Ware USB support is very nice so I keep it around for the linux world stuff.

    No experience with virtual box.
     
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  4. wannabie

    wannabie Elite Member

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    Ill give that one a whirl and compare, I found VB to be ok but buggy and slow
     
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    VMWare is the shit and well worth the money IMHO, one of the few pieces of software I don't mind paying for. Enterprise strength.