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Effective, simple, powerfull, windows & unix OS both running smooth.
Feel free to test everything on VB {From malwares to ransomwares} without the fear of infecting your system. Everything is sandboxed.!
For the Fullscreen mode before installing the guest addon got to File--> Preferences--> Display and at the section Maximum gss check the option Hint and put your desire resolution.
---- Also a tip for the best performance for your virtual OS if you have a powerfull pc, set the ram above 2048 (2gb), 256 for video with the 3D option enable and at least 3+ cores, runs very smooth, without a single lag.----
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Robust and free. The best virtualization software I've used.

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QEMU (manager) is a solution against EGPFault in Win87EM.dll with newer Intel-CPUs, best solution is AMD-CPU

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QEMU (manager) is the only software solution against EGPFault in Win87EM.dll with newer Intel-CPUs

QEMU Manager is an (too) old Windows GUI for QEMU, which has in Aug. 2016 unfortunately no actual version. In difference to VirtualBox or VMware Player you can emulate several CPUs, which would be necessary for old 16bit applications with EGPFault in Win87EM.dll with newer Intel-CPUs (than Haswell from 2013 and later) in all other virtual machines except QEMU.

So only with QEMU (not with VMware or VirtualBox or Windows XP Mode) you (in Windows theoretically, in Linux really) can use and compile Delphi 1.6 programs, when you have a newer Host-CPU from Intel. Without QEMU (and Linux) you must buy another computer with an AMD-CPU, because VirtualBox or VMware Player cannot emulate various CPUs, as QEMU can. Practically I was not successful to use the QEMU Manager on Windows 7 or 10, but QEMU is told to be the best solution for this purpose on Linux, but I have no experience with Linux. Unfortunally I bought 2 computers with newer Intel-CPUs (Lenovo Yoga 3 PRO and Toshiba Z30), which had the EGPFault in Win87EM.dll. Because of this I gave back the Toshiba Z30 already by warranty and changed it to a HP EliteBook 725 G3 (with only 1.25 kg and) with a new and very good AMD-A12-CPU. The HP EliteBook 725 G3 was cheaper than the Toshiba Z30 (as additional advantage over the expensive INTEL-CPUs). In the next weeks I must send back the Lenovo Yoga 3 PRO also by warranty. I recommend all persons, which have the EGPFault in Win87EM.dll with newer Intel-CPUs to do the same (give back the Intel-CPU-Computer by warranty and to substitute it by an AMD-Computer). Only so you can hope, that Intel stops the fatal strategy, to develop only new CPUs, which do not support programs with a mathematic coprocessor.

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it works for me

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i really like this, helps a lot when i have to try something new i always do it in my vb first

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Best application

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The best virtualization application ever. There is no other so good like this.

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works great! i just use it to test some solutions before actually installing them on my hardware so for that, great!

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great solution for testing a software before installing to hadware.. have used it before, the only thing I don't like is that sometimes it goes really slow.. but other than that, it's pretty simple and works.

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Good for end users. Not complicate. free and open source :)

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really good, I've used this before to test a couple of software before the installation to hardware and works great!

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Virtualbox allows me to test multiple distributions with speed and relative ease, and to figure out what will work and what won't within an installation prior to installing it to hardware. It also allows me to show people around Linux on their own machines without having to wipe out their current installations.

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It permits to siew and test a distro without installation and in a very simple and fast way. It is a very good app for who likes to be informed on new and alternative releases.

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Comapring to https://alternativeto.net/software/vm...

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Comparing to Small VMware Workstation Player iconVMware Workstation Player, VirtualBox has better IO capabilities, has scaling, but doesn't have 3D driver on Unix guests, which is broken since very long time. So VMWare has much faster UI, but messing up a lot with excessive IO activity.

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Works great considering it's free - not many other options outside of built in windows or pay for vmware

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Works great - not many other options outside of built in windows or pay for vmware

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With update it now works well on Mac

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With the recent update I find that VirtualBox now works well on Mac OSX, though some features like clipboard sharing between host and guest OS still lacks..

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