VirtualBox 3.1.4

VirtualBox is a powerful x86 and AMD64/Intel64 virtualization product 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, Windows 7), DOS/Windows 3.x, Linux (2.4 and 2.6), Solaris and OpenSolaris, and OpenBSD.

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13 Comments

protocol7 said,
Still my favourite. The word on the street is that 3.2 will add experimental OS X Server guest support.

And Apple is cool with that?

protocol7 said,
Probably every bit as cool as they are with VMWare supporting it.

True, considering they won't be using any firmware per-say but merely a pass through so that the software can verify it is on a Mac - it would be well within the licence :)

cabron said,
Can VirtualBox support Vmware HD images?

As much as I tried virtual box supports VMW VHD, and can make VHD's of it's own ".VHD".

fobban- and dont forget the very slow and problematic virtual server 2005

Speedwise it's still a bit after VMWare. Both VB and WMVare are however lightyears ahead of VPC (both the old Ms Virtual PC 2007 and Windows Virtual PC included in Windows 7).

They better add drag and drop pretty soon other wise their users patients will wear thin and they will move to Vmware. I went out and bought a copy of Vmware workstation 7, I waited for a year for drag and drop. It never came. Then the developers came out and said out right they don't see that as important.

i tried using this a while back running ubuntu as guest. it couldn't resize the freakin' resolution to more than 800x600 and would crash/hang whenever i tried to access usb drive from host os. i swore never to use this open source pos again. i went back to vmware workstation. it works 100x better than this poc that sun puts out. no wonder it's free. you get want you pay for indeed. :D

veegun said,
i tried using this a while back running ubuntu as guest. it couldn't resize the freakin' resolution to more than 800x600 and would crash/hang whenever i tried to access usb drive from host os. i swore never to use this open source pos again. i went back to vmware workstation. it works 100x better than this poc that sun puts out. no wonder it's free. you get want you pay for indeed. :D

Recently I've started to get horrible mouse pointer flickering in VMWare Player (not sure if that would be any different in Workstation), and the virtual machine gets incredible slow. Dunno what has happened.

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