VirtualBox for Mac

VirtualBox for Mac

Average User Rating:
3.9
out of 58 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4.1.16
  • Total Downloads:
    155,645
  • Date Added:
    May 22, 2012
  • File Size:
    108.79MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    557
  • Operating Systems:
    Mac OS X 10.4 Intel/10.5 Intel/10.6 Intel

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Results 1–10 of 58

3 stars

"Good, but hard to read"

May 30, 2013  |  By Wolfmont

 |  Version: VirtualBox 4.2.12

Pros

Runs the software I have tried to run
Doesn't require an install of Windows
Uses WIn XP (a stable version of Windows)

Cons

Screen is SMALL!

Summary

While this was useful for loading and running some Windows software on my Mac, the screen display for the Windows VM is so small that I have to strain to read it. I have not been able to find a way to make the screen bigger.

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5 stars

"worked perfectly"

May 09, 2013  |  By docperc

 |  Version: VirtualBox 4.2.12

Pros

allowed me to connect to my corporate website with its arcane firewall structure

Cons

none of any significance

Summary

if you can follow fairly simple instructions, this software will work for you

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4 stars

"A competent product"

February 15, 2013  |  By elgy

 |  Version: VirtualBox 4.2.6

Pros

Functions well, like a real PC in your Mac.

Cons

Lacks some of the bells and whistles of Parallels.

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4 stars

"Works as expected."

September 06, 2012  |  By burke

 |  Version: VirtualBox 4.2rc2

Pros

It's free. It works. "Seamless" windows. Resizable displays.

Cons

OMG, you may have to read the manual to install it.

Summary

I have not used other VM software, so I can't compare. I occasionally need to fire up Windows to see what my Windows-user students see. I can now do this on one machine. Be sure to install the "Guest Additions" for easier and richer display options. Seamless view is good. Resizable display size is great. I prefer to minimize it on the dock when not needed, versus seamless view.

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2 stars

"Can't Update to 4.2"

August 26, 2012  |  By rsstroud

 |  Version: VirtualBox 4.2rc2

Pros

I have 4.1.18 and it seems to work well

Cons

Installer for new version will not allow installation on Mac 10.5.8. Tells me "The installer has detected running Virtual Machines." But VM is not running.

I have "Wine" on this machine. Could this be confusing the installer?

Summary

Can't really evaluate, but pretty poor to have installer that will not work.

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5 stars

"A must in Mac world"

August 16, 2012  |  By ETmacUser

 |  Version: VirtualBox 4.2.0b1

Pros

Easy install, it performs well what is supposed to do, the road to many windows-only apps. The right tool (I'm looking forward when it will be directly implemented in OSX, since is a great utility)

Cons

Some minor hassle in connecting to external media such as smartphones (OSX is faster in getting the "new" interface - after all the host system relay on OSX for external world).
It would be great if given tools for "older" systems too, say Amiga, Mac OS Classic, Commodore VIC64, Spectre... for IT archaeology and recover of older documents (more than 10 years ago...)

Summary

Better than celebrated (and not free) emulators. And it's free, well supported and very reliable. What can you expect more?

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1 stars

"Doesn't download on OS X"

April 04, 2012  |  By marikavs

 |  Version: VirtualBox 4.1.12

Pros

None (at least 10 characters is dumb)

Cons

The requested object does not exist on this server. The link you followed is either outdated, inaccurate, or the server has been instructed not to let you have it.
Need I say more...

Summary

Doesn't download on OS X

Updated on Apr 4, 2012

Sorry, should have added Snow Leopard.

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3 stars

"Good for free"

April 02, 2012  |  By sobokuOne

 |  Version: VirtualBox 4.1.12

Pros

Lets you install a lot of OS's small in size compare to others

Cons

On Lion for me it seems to keep my system slow and sluggish after I quit the app. I have to reboot after ever use to get Lion running smooth again. Don't no what going on maybe its not releasing the memory.

Summary

Great to have when you need to test out a new beta version of an OS and its free.

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5 stars

"Works better than Parallels and it is FREE!"

December 31, 2011  |  By Paul McNulty

 |  Version: VirtualBox 4.1.8

Pros

Diversification and easy to use

Cons

Compared to Parallels - NONE

Summary

I wish I found this App before I wasted my money on parallels. This App does everything that it promises to do! A keeper for me!

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4 stars

"Very handy product, easy to use."

November 14, 2011  |  By Thombar99

 |  Version: VirtualBox 4.1.6

Pros

Can use windows program on my iMac

Cons

Having trouble with setting up a printer.

Summary

Definitely worth the price if you need to use Windows programs

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 4.1.16
  • VMM: fixed a Guru Meditation VERR_ACCESS_DENIED with certain guests (bugs #7589, #8247)
  • VMM: fixed a Guru Meditation VERR_PAGE_TABLE_NOT_PRESENT with Ubuntu 32-bit guests with nested paging enabled on AMD CPUs (bug #10183)
  • VMM: preserve segment limits and attributes when switching to unreal mode required for some legacy guests to work properly (VT-x without unrestricted guest execution only; bug #9941)
  • VMM: fixed a VM hang after a resume from pause / savestate with SMP guests in rare cases
  • 3D Support: several fixes for the Windows WDDM video driver crash
  • NAT: fixed a crash on attempt to process ICMP datagram under some circumstances (bug #10527)
  • Host-only Networking: lifted the maximal number of interfaces to 128 on Linux and Mac OS X hosts (there is no such limitation for Solaris and Windows hosts)
  • EFI: fixed wrong SEC/PEI Core entry point calculation (bug #10531)
  • VRDP: fixed a display update problem (bug #10503)
  • Main: set the proper VM state if savestate failed for some reason (bug #6189)
  • Main: more useful error message if a medium is inaccessible
  • VBoxManage: fixed controlvm savestate if the VM is already paused
  • Mac OS X hosts: addressed issues running on Mountain Lion Preview 3 (bug #10267)
  • Linux hosts: Linux 3.4 compile fixes
  • Linux hosts: fixed wrong help path in some rpm-based packages (bug #10418)
  • Guest Additions: fixed handling of custom environment variables during VBoxManage guestcontrol execute (bug #10581)
  • Windows Additions: fixed guest driver crash of VBoxSF in certain cases (4.1.10 regression, bug #10408)
  • Windows Additions: don't load the WDDM driver if 3D support is not available for Windows 8 guests to keep the guest maintainable in that case (still better to miss some features than providing a blank screen)
  • Solaris Additions: added support for X.org Server 1.11 and 1.12
General
Publisher Oracle
Publisher web site http://www.oracle.com
Release Date May 22, 2012
Date Added May 22, 2012
Version 4.1.16
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory System Utilities
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.5 Intel, Mac OS X 10.4 Intel, Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.6 Intel
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 108.79MB
File Name VirtualBox-4.3.20-96996-OSX.dmg
Popularity
Total Downloads 155,645
Downloads Last Week 557
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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