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Quick Specs

  • Version:
    5.1.14
  • Total Downloads:
    195,343
  • Date Added:
    Jan. 23, 2017
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    89.66MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    333
  • Platform:
    Mac
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Editors' Note: Beta or prerelease software is not intended for inexperienced users, as the software may contain bugs or potentially damage your system. We strongly recommend that users exercise caution and save all mission-critical data before installing and/or using this software.

Editors' Review

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VirtualBox for Mac is the only free and easy solution that allows you to create and run virtual machines with all major operating systems. Although being free and easy to use are definite advantages, VirtualBox for Mac is not as feature-rich as the commercial competition and does not support as many operating systems -- namely 64-bit ones.

Pros

Easy to use: VirtualBox for Mac walks you through the process of creating, installing, and configuring a virtual machine. Although the process might be a bit overwhelming if you're new to this, the software comes with a manual that will most likely answer all of your questions.

Shared clipboard and drag and drop: Sharing information between the host and the virtual operating systems can be very fluid and easy, thanks to the ability to share the clipboard's contents and to drag files into the virtual machine. In the settings, you can enable those features and choose whether the clipboard sharing should work only from one OS to the other or in both directions.

Snapshots: Once you configure your virtual machine, you can permanently save the machine's state by creating a snapshot of it. If at any point in time you want to come back to that perfect state, you can do so by restoring the snapshot.

Cons

Only 32-bit support: Using the software, you can only run 32-bit versions of operating systems. If you need to use a 64-bit version, like the more recent releases of Mac OS X, you should look into another virtualization app, such as VMware Fusion or Parallels Desktop.

Bottom Line

VirtualBox for Mac is perfect for you, if you're often required to test software and websites on different operating systems. Even though the software is not as feature-rich when compared to the competition, we'd still recommend that you try it, since it is free and might potentially meet all of your needs.

 
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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher Oracle
Publisher web site http://www.oracle.com
Release Date January 23, 2017
Date Added January 23, 2017
Version 5.1.14
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory System Utilities
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.10/10.11/10.6/10.7/10.8/10.9
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 89.66MB
File Name VirtualBox-5.1.14-112924-OSX.dmg
Popularity
Total Downloads 195,343
Downloads Last Week 333
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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