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Hyper-V vs VirtualBox A basic comparison

June 10, 2019 / Sarbasish Basu

Hyper-V and VirtualBox both are Virtualization platforms Type-1 (bare metal) and Type 2 hypervisor respectively. Whereas Hyper-V is only for Windows platform while VirtualBox is a cross-platform Virtualization application.Windows is already a quite matured platform, and with time, it is getting handy new features for a different niche of users. One of them is the Hyper-V feature, which, however, isn’t new. Microsoft introduced Hyper-V in Windows 8, and it is obviously available on Windows 10, as well. Hyper-V is a native hypervisor, which can be used to run or virtualize a different operating system on a Windows computer. So, if you want to use Linux or an older version of Windows, you can use that on your existing computer running Windows 10, keeping away the hassles of dual-boot, or getting a new system altogether.