VirtualBox is a general-purpose full virtualizer for x86 hardware. Targeted at server, desktop and embedded use, it is now the only professional-quality virtualization solution that is also Open Source Software.
Some of the features of VirtualBox are:
Modularity. VirtualBox has an extremely modular design with well-defined internal programming interfaces and a client/server design. This makes it easy to control it from several interfaces at once: for example, you can start a virtual machine in a typical virtual machine GUI and then control that machine from the command line, or possibly remotely. VirtualBox also comes with a full Software Development Kit: even though it is Open Source Software, you don’t have to hack the source to write a new interface for VirtualBox.
Virtual machine descriptions in XML. The configuration settings of virtual machines are stored entirely in XML and are independent of the local machines. Virtual machine definitions can therefore easily be ported to other computers
Title: VirtualBox 22.214.171.124061
File size: 111.56MB (116,982,472 bytes)
Requirements: Windows XP / Vista / Windows 7 / XP 64-bit / Vista 64-bit / Windows 7 64-bit / Windows 8 / Windows 8 64-bit / Windows 10 / Windows 10 64-bit
Languages: Multiple languages
License: Open Source
Date added: November 11, 2015
MD5 Checksum: C50DBED4A3FFD295DA47F66FA7450806
-VMM: improved support for certain Intel Atom CPUs
– VMM: system register emulation fix
– GUI: fixed immediate screenshot issue
– GUI: fixed another 3D overlay window reparenting issue when the VM is switched to fullscreen mode on X11 hosts
– GUI: fixed help index
– GUI: fixed state synchronization issue in the VM manager window when VM was paused from its runtime window
– Audio: fixed suspending/resuming audio streams on VM pause/unpause
– Audio: properly reset AC97 audio streams, otherwise there is silence until a non-48 kHz stream is played
– Audio: fixed a small emulation quirk of the AD1980 codec of the HDA device to make recent linux guests work
– USB: serveral fixes for the xHCI controller
– USB: fixed a crash under certain conditions on hosts with Linux kernels older than version 3.3
– USB: better identification of certain USB devices
– NAT: support TCP in DNS proxy
– NAT Network: fixed sporadic crashes on Windows hosts
– API: when creating differencing images (e.g. as part of a snapshot or cloning a VM) use the same disk image variant as the parent image if possible, which means that e.g. a diff image for a VMDK image split into 2 GB files will also be split
– API: event queue handling fixes preventing loss of certain events at runtime (e.g. new webcam attached), particularly important on Mac OS X hosts
– Webcam: passthrough fix for certain devices (Windows hosts only)
– VBoxManage: don’t crash on snapshot restorecurrent / edit if the VM has no snapshots
– VBoxManage: don’t crash on controlvm addencpassword
– Mac OS X hosts: use the correct kernel on certain hosts
– Windows hosts: fixed VRDP external authentication
– Windows hosts: allow to use a shared folder path with extended-length path prefix
– Windows hosts: fix a crash in the netfilter host driver under certain conditions
– Windows host installer: do*censored*ented and fixed public properties which can be used to control the installation to some extent
– Windows host installer: fixed not starting the actual installation when showing the version information or help dialogs
– X11 Additions: added basic support for X.Org Server 1.18 (3D requires additional fixes)
Install VirtualBox and additional operating systems.
Download VirtualBox. VirtualBox from Oracle is available for free from the developer’s website. Make sure that you download the correct version for your operating system.
There are multiple choices for Linux versions. Choose the package that matches your Linux distribution, or use the “All distributions” option if your Linux distribution is not listed.
Install the VirtualBox program. If you are using Windows, double-click the setup file and follow the prompts to install. If you are using a Mac, open the DMG file that you downloaded and drag the VirtualBox file to your Applications folder.
During the Windows installation, keep all of the options set to their default.
Start the program. VirtualBox allows you to manage your various virtual machines, and easily create new ones. You can run VirtualBox directly from the installation program, or you can start it from the desktop icon.
Creating a Virtual Machine
Gather your installation disc(s). When creating a virtual machine, you will need to install the operating system just like you would on a regular computer. This means that you will need the installation discs for the operating system you want to install on the virtual machine.
If you download the ISO file for the installation disc, you can burn it to a blank DVD, or install it directly from the ISO file.
Click the “New” *censored*on. This will open the wizard that will guide you through the process to create your first virtual machine.
Identify the operating system. On the first screen of the wizard, you will be asked to give the new virtual machine a name as well as choose what operating system you will be installing. Choose the type of operating system from the Type menu, and then choose which version you are installing from the Version menu.
For example, if you are installing Windows 7, choose “Microsoft Windows” from the Type menu, and then “Windows 7” from the Version menu.
If you are installing the 64-bit version of the operating system, make sure to choose the 64-bit version from the Version menu.
Set the amount of RAM. You will need to designate how much of your computer’s RAM will be allocated to your virtual machine. VirtualBox will automatically choose the recommended minimum amount for the operating system you selected, but you can increase or decrease this if you’d like.
You can only go as high as the amount of RAM physically installed in your system.
It is not recommended that you set it to the max amount, as there won’t be any left for your regular operating system to use when the virtual machine is running.
Create a virtual hard drive. Your virtual machine will need a virtual hard drive in order to install the operating system and any programs. This virtual hard drive is carved out of the free space available on your computer. VirtualBox will set a recommended size based on the operating system, but you can set it to whatever you’d like.
Make sure that the virtual hard drive has at least enough space to install the operating system. Check the specifications for your operating system to see how much space you should allocate at minimum.
Remember that any programs you install will also take up space on your virtual hard drive, so plan accordingly.
The most common format for virtual hard drives is VDI (VirtualBox Disk Image).
Start the operating system installation. Once the virtual machine has been configured, the wizard will close and you will be taken back to the VirtualBox main window. Double-click your new machine in the left menu to start it up for the first time.
A new wizard will appear to help start the operating system installation.
If you are installing from a disc, insert it into your computer and select “Host drive” and the right drive letter from the drop-down menu.
If you are installing from an image file, click the folder icon to browse through your computer for the installation image file.
Install the operating system. After selecting the installation media, the oper