VirtualBox

VirtualBox

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
4.2
out of 48 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4.3.26
  • Total Downloads:
    221,398
  • Date Added:
    Mar. 17, 2015
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    106MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    876
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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VirtualBox is a professional-grade, open-source virtualization software. If you're not happy with the virtualization options available to you in the paid software marketplace, then exploring VirtualBox might be for you.

Pros

Range of supported systems: VirtualBox is available on all the major operating systems. This allows you to take advantage of open-source virtualization whether your platform is Mac, Windows, Linux, or Solaris. You can then run most versions of Windows, DOS, Linux, or Solaris as a virtual system.

Lots of info: One of the typical advantages of open-source software is that the user community creates a wide range of help and technical documents to assist people in the software's operation. VirtualBox is no exception, and there is ample documentation available to anyone who needs help with their VirtualBox setup.

Cons

Operating system integration: The paid virtualization solutions have much better integration between the host system and the guest operating system. For instance, using VMWare or Parallels, you can drag and drop files from one system to the other. You can't do that with VirtualBox.

Lack of active support: Virtualization software is complicated and can easily have things go wrong with it. When this happens with a product that you're paying for, you have access to a lot of hands-on technical support. That doesn't exist with open-source products. If you run into a conflict, you'll be stuck trying to sort it out on your own.

Bottom Line

If you're highly technical and capable of using online resources to troubleshoot and configure your own software, then VirtualBox could work for you. On the other hand, if you need a fully-packaged solution with good support, VirtualBox might be too tricky.

 
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User Reviews
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4 stars

"A good alternative for running Windows on Mac OSX"

April 02, 2015  |  By Tony Hadland

 |  Version: VirtualBox 4.3.26

Pros

Free of charge and doesn't require £35 or so to be paid every other time Apple update their OS. I've used both market-leading commercial emulators, which have varied over time as to which was the better bet for me. I've now got fed up with having repeatedly to re-buy Parallels due to it no longer working with new free versions of OSX. After some fiddling about, I found I could run Windows XP in three different modes on Mavericks. It's good enough for my purposes.

Cons

More difficult to install than commercial offerings but worth persevering with.

Summary

Well worth a try but does require fine tuning on the part of the user. You don't need to be super-techie but installing this is not really for those shy of IT.

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1 stars

"JUNK FULL BUGS !!! (MAYBE WE MUST TO BUY IT ?!!!)"

March 26, 2015  |  By alex3518

 |  Version: VirtualBox 4.3.26

Pros

VirtualBox-4.3.26-98988-Win is unyble to install any 64 bit app or OS !!!

Cons

Forget it, I try to many times and always same issue !!!

Summary

Keep far away from all fro Oracle, especially VBOX !!!

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 4.3.26

This is a maintenance release. The following items were fixed and/or added:

  • GUI: in the snapshots pane, protect the age of snapshots against wrong host time.
  • NAT Network: fixed a bug which prevented to propagate any DNS name server / domain / search string information to the NAT network.
  • NAT Network: don't delay the shutdown of VBoxSVC on Windows hosts.
  • Mouse support: the mouse could not be moved under rare conditions if no Guest Additions are installed.
  • Storage: if the guest ejects a virtual CD/DVD medium, make the change permanent.
  • VGA: made saving secondary screen sizes possible in X11 guests.
  • SDK: fixed the VirtualBox.tlb file.
  • rdesktop-vrdp: make it work with USB devices again .
  • USB: fixed a possible BSOD on Windows hosts under rare conditions.
  • iPXE: enable the HTTP download protocol on non-Linux hosts.
  • Mac OS X hosts: don't panic on hosts with activated SMAP.
  • Linux hosts: don't crash Linux 4.0 hosts.
General
Publisher Oracle
Publisher web site http://www.oracle.com
Release Date March 16, 2015
Date Added March 17, 2015
Version 4.3.26
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory System Utilities
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 106MB
File Name VirtualBox-4.3.26-98988-Win.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 221,398
Downloads Last Week 876
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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