Can you run multiple OS simultaneously on VirtualBox?

Can you run multiple OS simultaneously on VirtualBox?
Can you run three Virtual Windows 7 simultaneously and be able to switch between on-the-fly? Just like switching between open programs in Windows.
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  1. Yes. Dependent only upon the host having the resources to support them.
  2. darkstar845 said:
    Can you run multiple OS simultaneously on VirtualBox?
    Can you run three Virtual Windows 7 simultaneously and be able to switch between on-the-fly? Just like switching between open programs in Windows.


    Yup. Virtualbox isn't bad but it's not super-stable because many of its features are perpetually experimental. If you're setting up a professional environment I recommend VMWare Workstation instead
  3. Pinhedd said:
    Yup. Virtualbox isn't bad but it's not super-stable because many of its features are perpetually experimental.....


    Depends entirely on where you're hosting it. For instance my hosts are all Gentoo Linux and I've been running VirtualBox for years without a single issue.

    Just a partial list of what guests I run:

    DOS 6.22
    Windows for Workgroups
    Windows 95
    Windows 98se
    Windows Me
    Windows NT Workstation
    Windows 2000 Professional
    Windows XP Professional
    Windows Vista Professional
    Windows 7 Professional
    Ubuntu (multiple versions)
    Fedora (multiple versions)
  4. ex_bubblehead said:
    Depends entirely on where you're hosting it. For instance my hosts are all Gentoo Linux and I've been running VirtualBox for years without a single issue.

    Just a partial list of what guests I run:

    DOS 6.22
    Windows for Workgroups
    Windows 95
    Windows 98se
    Windows Me
    Windows NT Workstation
    Windows 2000 Professional
    Windows XP Professional
    Windows Vista Professional
    Windows 7 Professional
    Ubuntu (multiple versions)
    Fedora (multiple versions)


    Yeah host/guest matching on VB isn't bad and as long as the host and guest are well isolated it's usually very stable (Intel and AMD have made this easy). However, host-guest integration on VMWare Workstation is lightyears ahead of host-guest integration on VirtualBox
  5. VMWare has better host-guest integration, but VB has a lot of settings that VMWare lacks and has its own advantages that balance its disadvantages (depending on what you do, of course) in host/guest integration as a result of that.
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