VirtualBox 4.2.2

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.

Download: VirtualBox 4.2.2 | 91.5 MB (Open Source)
View: VirtualBox Website | Release Notes

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I don't trust on a virtual box made on Java. It is like trying to create one using .NET. just terrible..

VMware is coded in C++ Native.
Parallels is coded in C++ Native.

That's why they rocks.

acido00 said,
I don't trust on a virtual box made on Java. It is like trying to create one using .NET. just terrible..

VMware is coded in C++ Native.
Parallels is coded in C++ Native.

That's why they rocks.


Guess again. VirtualBox is written in C++ as well. It's open source and hosted on an SVN server.

VMWare Player is also free, and much more easier to use.
Also more features, and better all-round compatibility (especially 3D).

Ice_Blue said,
VMWare Player is also free, and much more easier to use.
Also more features, and better all-round compatibility (especially 3D).
VMware Player doesn't support making snapshots, however, which is one of the key advantages of a virtual machine.

Arkose said,
VMware Player doesn't support making snapshots, however, which is one of the key advantages of a virtual machine.

True. For that, Workstation is needed. Bummer.