Great free product for testing things out. I would highly recommend using VirtualBox if one cannot afford VMWare Workstation 12/14 Pro. While I own VMware Workstation 14 I will say that VirtualBox is quite nice too. VMware has a few more tools of the trade in their suite, but for free one cannot go wrong with VirtaulBox.
Glad to see VirtualBox continue to improve and evolve throughout the years.