Is Parallels More Secure than VirtualBox? Because I noticed U cant Isolate Virtualbox

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by VideoNewbie, Jul 9, 2012.

  1. VideoNewbie macrumors 6502

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    hi all,

    i had the opportunity to use parallels a couple weeks ago on a friends computer and found it quite nice but i dont have the budget to buy it now so i am opting for the free virtualbox i have some questions..

    on Parallels you have the option of disabling shared folders and completely isolating the virtual pc from your mac

    i dont see this same option in VirtualBox? how can i isolate the virtual pc from my mac using virtualbox?

    virtualbox seems to be less secure than parallels just by simple observation in that they dont give u this option?

    also parallels you are able to turn on shared folders thereby activating the drag n drop feature. is there an option to do this on virtualbox?
     
  2. Chippy99 macrumors 6502a

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    Apr 28, 2012
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    There is no such option because VirtualBox guests are completely isolated from the host (i.e. your mac) anyway.

    The only way a VirtualBox guest can access any Mac folders is if you set up shared folders. If you don't, then nothing is shared.

    So no, it is not less secure. I don't believe you can drag and drop between environments though. You can only share data between the Guest and Host by putting it in a shared folder.
     

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