Virtualization: VirtualBox vs VMPlayer

My recommendation: VMPlayer

I’ve been playing around with virtualization software at work trying to setup my environment and I’m firmly in the VMPlayer camp now.


Dealbreaker for me was USB support and in particular SD card support. Neither software was able to recognize the laptop’s built-in SD card reader and when I used an external SD card reader VMPlayer was able to recognize it immediately. I wasn’t able to get VirtualBox to recognize it and I played with the USB settings for over 3 hours and gave up. The empty USB filter is suppose to be enough but wasn’t working for me.


My recommendation: VMPlayer

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