Why not, actually? provided it’s easier?
Reading through this forums, I was somehow under the impression that VirtualBox is closed source. I was proven wrong. It is open source. So what are the big problems, actually?
I was searching hard for security issues in VirtualBox on Whonix wiki, and the single result I found was
(I don’t include the full link since the forum system doesn’t allow me to)
If we put the licensing issue aside, most of the rest is pretty vague.
Oracle is infamous for their lack of transparency in disclosing the details of security bugs, as well as discouraging full and public disclosure by third parties.
it would be unsurprising if users were charged for these restricted features in the future
Future prediction. More reasons pertaining to present?
There is indeed one specific issue on this page
One example is this historical [0day vulnerability]) reported privately to Oracle in 2008 by an independent security researcher. Over four years later, the vulnerability [remained unfixed], exhibiting Oracle has a history of failing to provide timely patches to customers so they can protect themselves.
That’s serious enough. However we are at 2019. Any updates since then?
Seriously, whether or not it’s eventually depreciated, I feel that the case of VirtualBox being less secure isn’t fully explained.
Edit by Patrick: add real link