The Type 2 hypervisor debate between VMware Workstation and Oracle VirtualBox has gotten tougher as the latter has caught up. Examine their advantages to see which fits your needs
"If you're looking for a Type 2 hypervisor, the primary choices are VMware Workstation vs. VirtualBox from Oracle. Evaluate the similarities, differences and advantages of each platform before deciding which one works best for you,"
suggests Sander van Vugt in
"If you need to evaluate or test operating systems (OSes) as virtual machines (VMs) running on your own computer, a Type 2 hypervisor will suit your needs. With a Type 2 hypervisor, as opposed to a Type 1 or bare-metal hypervisor, you install the hypervisor as an application on top of an existing OS. Type 2 hypervisors use the host's OS to call for resources and support guest VMs. End users can then easily run a VM on a personal computing device..."
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