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Virtual Box

Discussion in 'Virtual Computing' started by Mr.Cheeks, May 15, 2009.

  1. Mr.Cheeks

    Mr.Cheeks 1st ever Gold Member! Gold Member

    VirtualBox is a family of powerful x86 virtualization products for enterprise as well as home use. Not only is VirtualBox an extremely feature rich, high performance product for enterprise customers, it is also the only professional solution that is freely available as Open Source Software under the terms of the GNU General Public License (GPL). See "About VirtualBox" for an introduction.

    Presently, VirtualBox runs on Windows, Linux, Macintosh and OpenSolaris hosts and supports a large number of guest operating systems including but not limited to Windows (NT 4.0, 2000, XP, Server 2003, Vista), DOS/Windows 3.x, Linux (2.4 and 2.6), Solaris and OpenSolaris, and OpenBSD.

    VirtualBox is being actively developed with frequent releases and has an ever growing list of features, supported guest operating systems and platforms it runs on. VirtualBox is a community effort backed by a dedicated company: everyone is encouraged to contribute while Sun ensures the product always meets professional quality criteria.

  2. reverb

    reverb Byte Poster

    I've been using Virtualbox for a while now. It's brilliant. I've never used VMWare before, so I can't compare the differences. But for a home user, just testing linux distros or your customised Windows cd, then it's perfect.
    Simple to use and quite lightweight.
  3. Gingerdave

    Gingerdave Megabyte Poster

    Thanks for the link. How do you find it compares with VMware and virtual PC?
    Certifications: A+,MCP, MCDST, VCP5 /VCP-DV 5, MCTS AD+ Net Inf 2008, MCSA 2008
    WIP: MCSA 2012

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