Andrew Oakley from Cotswold Raspberry Jam wanted to try out the x86 version of Raspbian. However, he wanted to run it inside VirtualBox on his Windows 10 PC to save having to have another machine with just Raspbian running on it. He’s written up the method for doing it on his blog. He does point out the limitation of such a set-up (such as lack of GPIO pins and that it’s running on an x86 processor, not an ARM) but it’s well worth a look if you want to use Raspbian.
Update: From the comments, Andrew Oakley has managed to get the Ryanteck RTk.GPIO working with the VirtualBox install! Take a look at the video below: