On Sun, 11 Mar 2018 21:00:39 +0100
Ralf Mardorf <silver.bul...@zoho.com> wrote:
> On Sun, 11 Mar 2018 20:47:11 +0100, Antoine Pitrou wrote:
> >On Sun, 11 Mar 2018 15:35:28 +0100
> >Teach <pbrte...@gmail.com> wrote:  
> >>  It is recommended to run windows 10 in Virtualbox under Xubuntu
> >> 17.10 *Virtualbox or VMWare?*    
> >
> >Just for the record, Virtualbox is user-friendly but not very fast.  If
> >you need your Windows VM to be performant you probably want to use
> >another hypervisor (such as KVM with virt-manager, or perhaps VMWare).  
> 
> Pff, I'm running Windows 7 in Virtualbox using the slower QCOW instead
> of vbox's defaoult VDI from a SSD. If there should be any performance
> issues consider to boot with  nokaiser  or  nopti. Yes, using vbox with
> a HDD is a PITA, but when using a SSD there should be no performance
> issues.

vbox generally fares worse on some benchmarks than KVM.  Example:
https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=article&item=epyc-kvm-virtualbox&num=1

The difference might be noticeable or not depending on your workload.
And, yes, of course a SSD makes things massively better for any VM.

Regards

Antoine.



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