VirtualBox

VirtualBox VM from Oracle is a very useful tool that enables you to load multiple OS’s on one single host operating system without the need to format your hard-drive or wait for long installation periods.

The installation process for VirtualBox is very easy to perform, it takes a small amount of time, and thanks to its friendly user interface, it is also very intuitive to use.

Beyond this, each of the virtual machines you create can be independently started and stopped, also allowing you to pause it to ensure no extra resources are being consumed while the VM is not in use.

The virtual machines that you create using VirtualBox can communicate with the host OS by the use of a common clipboard, and also a virtualized network option.

Another very useful feature is that the VMs can also communicate with each other, enabling you to transfer data between them without issues.

Other great features of VirtualBox:

  • Great compatibility with a very large number of 64-bit OSs
  • Can be optimized endlessly by using the Oracle VM VirtualBox Guest Additions (automatic adjustment of resolutions when playing videos, seamless windows, accelerated 3D graphics)
  • Guest microprocessing – supports up to 32 virtual CPUs
  • Supports USB devices
  • Resolution optimization for multi-screen setups
  • Built-in iSCSI support

VirtualBox compatible host OSs

  • Windows – all versions of Windows x64  starting with the 8.1 version
  • Mac OS –  version 10.13 High Sierra and above
  • Linux – Ubuntu 18,04 LTS, Debian Gnu, Oracle Linux (6,7 and 8), Fedora, etc.

Common issues and questions regarding VirtualBox:

If you would like to explore this subject even further, we recommend that you check out our thorough Virtualization hub.