VirtualBox for Mac

VirtualBox for Mac

Average User Rating:
3.9
out of 58 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.2.10
  • Total Downloads:
    155,645
  • Date Added:
    Oct. 11, 2010
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    108.79MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    557
  • Platform:
    Mac
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4 stars

"Once set up is very reliable."

November 14, 2010  |  By yeoy

 |  Version: VirtualBox 3.2.10

Pros

Easy to switch between OS.

Cons

Initially had difficulty recognising usb connection.

Summary

Like: easy to set up, start, and then is typical Windows with all the necessary details.

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4 stars

"Great and simple... maybe to simple"

October 25, 2010  |  By Osiris The Huginn Hermit

 |  Version: VirtualBox 3.2.10

Pros

I could use Kubuntu and Ubuntu with no problems in Leopard (Mac OS/X). Accesible OS window. "Easy" (if you find where) to erase the virtual drives created. No need to create a partition.

Cons

Can't boot from that new OS... no "complete" full screen mode, your original OS is always running in the back... The Full screen mode doesn't resizes the window, only adds a black background image. Doesn't works well with mi bluetooth, usb or wifi.

Summary

great if you have the urge of installing or playing with several operating sistems, easy install and errase... compatible with mi mac os snow leopard... no need to create new partitions... and you can only use it in a little window. I recomend it :-) its free! what were you expecting?

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5 stars

"really good"

October 23, 2010  |  By hammy132

 |  Version: VirtualBox 3.2.10

Pros

can go on microsoft

Cons

i like everything

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2 stars

"For simple things it works quit well"

October 22, 2010  |  By Vrijbuiter--2008

 |  Version: VirtualBox 3.2.10

Pros

Good to work with next to my Mac programs.

Cons

In Window mode it is nearly all the time impossible to attach an USB apparatus. It mostly responds that the apparatus is in use by another program (what is not true). It means I have to shut down my computer and reboot it into Windows. That's a pity.

Summary

I use VirtualBox mostly for word programs. It works good in that mode. For other programs it is sometimes good and sometimes bad. It does not recognize most of my usb apparatus. It also claimed my processor for nearly hundred percent (Intel core duo), raising the temperature up to 85 percent.
Nice product but with a lot of shortcomings.

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1 stars

"POS. Doesn't work and no feedback as to why."

October 21, 2010  |  By skinman

 |  Version: VirtualBox 3.2.10

Pros

Free, as in nothing out of pocket. Good waster of time

Cons

You get what you pay for.

Summary

Wizard would not even attempt to load my guest operating system. Got a box that said "Starting virtual machine" and the status was "Starting" but nothing ever happened. No messages. Nothing in logs. no nada nothing. Had to hard power off.

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5 stars

"It worked well"

October 20, 2010  |  By richiebro88

 |  Version: VirtualBox 3.2.10

Pros

I do not know yet

Cons

I do not know yet

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5 stars

"The best for free"

October 18, 2010  |  By imago128

 |  Version: VirtualBox 3.2.10

Pros

Free, easy to use

Cons

could not find how to use the mac isight

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What's new in version 3.2.10
  • VMM: V8086 mode fix for legacy DOS/Windows guests with EMM386 (3.2.8 regression)
  • VMM: stability fix (bug #7342)
  • VMM: fixed a Guru meditation related to large pages (bug #7300)
  • VMM: fixed support for large pages on Linux hosts
  • VMM: fixed a Guru meditation for large memory 64-bit guests on 32-bit hosts with nested paging (bug #7544
  • VMM: performance improvements for VMs with more than 2 GB RAM (bug #6928)
  • GUI: fixed host key handling if the host key is set to Left Alt (Linux/Solaris hosts only; 3.2.0 regression; bug #6758)
  • GUI: the VM can be minimized from the mini toolbar (bug #4952)
  • GUI: handle Ctrl+Break properly on X11 hosts (3.2.0 regression; bug #6122)
  • GUI: fixed the case where the user aborted the media selector for selecting the boot hard disk from the VM wizard
  • GUI: added a check for Linux kernels 2.6.36 or later which are known to have the asynchronous I/O bug on ext4 / xfs file systems fixed (Linux hosts only)
  • OpenSolaris? guests: use SATA controller by default
  • Storage: fixed I/O errors in the guest after compacting VDI images (3.2.6 regression; bug #7294)
  • Storage: automatically repair base disk images with non-zero parent UUID which made them inaccessible (bug #7289)
  • Storage: fixed corrupted images if a merge operation was canceled
  • IDE: added ATAPI passthrough support for audio CDs (bug #3494)
  • SATA: fixed a potential hang during boot of recent Solaris guests
  • SATA: handle out of disk space and similar conditions better
  • iSCSI: fixed sporadic hangs when closing the connection
  • VGA: fixed missing redraw with multiple screens under certain circumstances (bug #7291)
  • VGA: serveral small fixes for legacy VGA graphics modes
  • Bridged networking: fixed occasional host freeze during VM shutdown (Linux hosts only)
  • NAT: don't check for the existence of the TFTP prefix when delivering a file via bootp (bug #7384)
  • NAT: fixed resolving of names at the host resolver (bug #7138)
  • NAT: under rare conditions the NAT engine consumed 100% CPU load (non-Windows hosts only)
  • VRDP: fixed memory leak under certain circumstances (bug #5966)
  • VRDP: fixed missing redraws with Windows guests under certain circumstances
  • USB: properly discard blocking outstanding bulk URBs, fixes some printers
  • USB: Blackberry fix (bug #6465)
  • VBoxHeadless: fixed event queue processing problems which led to hangs if the VM could not be started successfully
  • VBoxManage: don't crash if parameters with invalid characters are passed (bug #7388)
  • VBoxManage: clonehd: fixed a bug where the command aborted with an error message under rare circumstances
  • VBoxManage: metrics: made it work for directly started VMs again (3.2.8 regression; bug #7482)
  • 3D support: report GLX_ARB_get_proc_address as supported extension
  • 3D support: guest application stack corruption when using glGetVertexAttrib[ifd]v (bug #7395)
  • 3D support: fixed broken 3D support when switching to fullscreen/seamless modes (bug #7314)
  • 3D support: fixed 32bit OpenGL apps under 64bit Windows XP/Vista (bug #7066)
  • OVF: fixed bug when exporting a VM with multiple attached disks (bug #7366)
  • OVF: fixed slow export for certain filesystems (bug #3719)
  • OVF: disabled manifest (.mf file) support; manifests are no longer verified on import nor written on export
  • Shared clipboard/Windows: improved the reliability of the shared clipboard on Windows hosts and guest (partial fix to bug #5266)
  • Shared Folders: don't show an empty directory if filenames with an invalid encoding exist on the host (bug #7349)
  • Shared Folders: return the proper error code when trying to list files for a non-existing wildcard (bug #7004)
  • Audio: fixed guest memory corruption when capturing from the NULL audio backend (bug #6911)
  • Audio: improved playback quality (less choppy) (bug #6816)
  • Web service: avoid unnecessary creation of idle threads
  • Additions: fixed bug in the guest execution feature when passing more than one environment variable
  • Additions: refresh all guest properties written by VBoxService after the VM was restored from a saved state
  • Additions: fixed a division by zero crash of VBoxService under certain circumstances
  • Additions: immediately resynchronize the guest time with the host time after the VM was restored from a saved state (bug #4018)
  • Additions/Windows: fixed LsaEnumerate? error when enumerating logged in users
  • Additions/X.Org: support X.Org Server 1.9 (bug #7306)
  • Additions/X.Org: don't crash VBoxClient during reboot
  • Solaris hosts: fixed host DVD drive enumeration on Solaris 10
  • Solaris hosts: added a custom core dumper to procure more data in the event of a VM crash
  • Solaris guests: fixed user idle detection
  • Solaris guests: fixed a possible panic in Shared Folders when using the wrong user or group IDs (bug #7295)
  • Solaris guests: fixed Shared Folders from truncating files to 2GB on 32-bit guests (bug #7324)
  • Windows hosts: fixed a BSOD under certain circumstances in VBoxNetFlt.sys (bug #7448)
  • Linux hosts/guests: Linux 2.6.36 fixes
  • Linux hosts/guests: DKMS fixes (bug #5817)
  • Mac OS X hosts: fixed missing dock menu entries (bug #7392)
General
Publisher Oracle
Publisher web site http://www.oracle.com
Release Date October 11, 2010
Date Added October 11, 2010
Version 3.2.10
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory System Utilities
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.5 Intel, Mac OS X 10.6 Intel, Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.4 Intel
Additional Requirements
  • Mac OS X 10.4 - 10.6
  • Download Information
    File Size 108.79MB
    File Name VirtualBox-4.3.20-96996-OSX.dmg
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 155,645
    Downloads Last Week 557
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    License Model Free
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    Price Free

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