When comparing VirtualBox vs Take Command, the Slant community recommends VirtualBox for most people. In the question“What are the best power user tools for Windows?” VirtualBox is ranked 9th while Take Command is ranked 46th. The most important reason people chose VirtualBox is:
VirtualBox is available for free with source code available [here](https://www.virtualbox.org/browser/vbox/trunk). A "VirtualBox Extension Pack" that includes virtual USB 2.0, VirtualBox RDP & PXE boot support is available only under a commercial license.
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Pro Free and mostly open source
VirtualBox is available for free with source code available here. A "VirtualBox Extension Pack" that includes virtual USB 2.0, VirtualBox RDP & PXE boot support is available only under a commercial license.
Pro Text processing tools
Regular expression pattern enabled tools for text filtering, searching, substitution, and conversion.
Pro Powerfull scripting language
Powerfull scripting language with a lot of commands and predefined variables.
Pro File compression tools
File compression tools, e.g. bz2, gz, tar, 7zip and zip.
Pro FTP Command Line Client
Command line driven FTP client.
Pro Batch Debugger
It has a GUI Debugger for Batch files as well the own scripting language (BTM).
Con Inferior performance
Apart from second-class performance in virtualization, there are some visual glitches with Windows 8.1 on Mavericks.
Con Confusing interface and lacking usability features
VirtualBox might be a bit confusing for beginners - it requires an understanding of a lot more technical details than other VMs.