VirtualBox is a general-purpose full virtualizer for hardware. Targeted at server, desktop, and embedded use, it’s now the one professional-quality virtualization resolution. It can also be Open Source Software. A highly effective virtualization product for enterprise in addition to home use.
VirtualBox offers are helpful for several situations: Running multiple operating systems concurrently. VirtualBox means you can run more than one operating system at a time.
With this approach, you possibly can run a software program written for one operating system on one another (for example, a Windows software program on Linux or a Mac) without having to reboot to make use of it.
Since you possibly can conﬁgure what sorts of “virtual” hardware need to be offered to every such operating system, you possibly can install a previous operating system similar to DOS or OS/2 even when your actual computer’s hardware is not supported by that operating system.
Software distributors can use digital machines to ship total software program conﬁgurations. For example, installing a whole mail server resolution on an actual machine could be a tedious process.
With VirtualBox, a fancy setup (typically known as an “appliance”) may be packed right into a digital machine. Installing and running a mail server becomes as straightforward as importing such a piece of equipment into VirtualBox.
Changes in VirtualBox 7.0.6 :
- VMM: Fixed guru running the FreeBSD loader on older Intel CPUs without unrestricted guest support (bug #21332)
- GUI: Fixed virtual machines grouping when VM was created or modified in the command line (bugs #11500, #20933)
- GUI: Introduced generic changes in settings dialogs
- VirtioNet: Fixed broken network after loading saved state (bug #21172)
- Storage: Added support for increasing the size of the following VMDK image variants: monolithicFlat, monolithicSparse, twoGbMaxExtentSparse, twoGbMaxExtentFlat
- VBoxManage: Added missing –directory switch for guestcontrol mktemp command
- Mouse Integration: Guest was provided with an extended host mouse state (bug #21139)
- DnD: Introduced generic improvements
- Guest Control: Fixed handling creation mode for temporary directories (bug #21394)
- Linux Host and Guest: Added initial support for building UEK7 kernel on Oracle Linux 8
- Linux Host and Guest: Added initial support for RHEL 9.1 kernel
- Windows Host: Fixed support for VM autostart (bug#21349)
- Linux Guest Additions: Added initial support for kernel 6.2 for vboxvideo
- Audio: The “–audio” option in VBoxManage is now marked as deprecated; please use “–audio-driver” and “–audio-enabled” instead. This will allow more flexibility when changing the driver and/or controlling the audio functionality
Currently, Oracle VM VirtualBox runs on the following host operating systems:
- Windows hosts (64-bit):
- Windows 8.1
- Windows 10
- Windows 11 21H2
- Windows Server 2012
- Windows Server 2012 R2
- Windows Server 2016
- Windows Server 2019
- Windows Server 2022
- Mac OS X hosts (64-bit):
- 10.15 (Catalina)
- 11 (Big Sur)
- 12 (Monterey)
Intel hardware is required.
- Linux hosts (64-bit). Includes the following:
- Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, 20.04 LTS and 22.04
- Debian GNU/Linux 10 (“Buster”) and 11 (“Bullseye”)
- Oracle Linux 7, 8 and 9
- CentOS/Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7, 8 and 9
- Fedora 35 and 36
- Gentoo Linux
- SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 and 15
- openSUSE Leap 15.3
Size: 105 MB