Parallels Desktop vs VirtualBox: What are the differences?
What is Parallels Desktop? Run Windows on Mac. Parallels Desktop for Mac allows you to seamlessly run both Windows and MacOS applications side-by-side with speed, control and confidence.
What is VirtualBox? Run nearly any operating system on a single machine and to freely switch between OS instances running simultaneously. VirtualBox is a powerful x86 and AMD64/Intel64 virtualization product for enterprise as well as home use. Not only is VirtualBox an extremely feature rich, high performance product for enterprise customers, it is also the only professional solution that is freely available as Open Source Software under the terms of the GNU General Public License (GPL) version 2.
Parallels Desktop and VirtualBox can be categorized as "Virtualization Platform" tools.
Some of the features offered by Parallels Desktop are:
- Easy Setup
- Lightning Fast
On the other hand, VirtualBox provides the following key features:
- No hardware virtualization required
- Guest Additions: shared folders, seamless windows, 3D virtualization