VirtualBox 2.2.4

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).

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.

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Download: VirtualBox 2.2.4
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This version of VirtualBox doesn't install in my PC.

During the installation process get an error (I don't know what) and didn't install.

Works nice on Win7. I think it's the app of choice for non-Windows VMs. Ubuntu actually installed EASIER on VBox than it would on the current beta of MS VirtualPC.

One interesting point: won't work if XP Mode is actually active on a Win7 host.

id use this if it wasnt so time consuming
VMware lets you copy your images with ease, the command line for this i could never get to work, it would error out, or produce a corrupt image, meaning i have to manually reinstall EVERY time i want to experiment with something
its still a young product though

Don't try to compact a disk without upgrading to v2.2.4.
Old versions will crash on commandline and truncate the disk to 300KB. v2.2.4 fixes this (i've veryfied it)

Nice fixes as usual.