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VirtualBox 4.3.14 Build 95030 – Final

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VirtualBoxVirtualBox is a general-purpose full virtualizer for hardware. Targeted at server, desktop and embedded use, it is now the only professional quality virtualization solution that is also Open Source Software. VirtualBox is a powerful virtualization product for enterprise as well as home use. VirtualBox provides are useful for several scenarios: Running multiple operating systems simultaneously. VirtualBox allows you to run more than one operating system at a time. This way, you can run software written for one operating system on another (for example, Windows software on Linux or a Mac) without having to reboot to use it. Since you can configure what kinds of “virtual” hardware should be presented to each such operating system, you can install an old operating system such as DOS or OS/2 even if your real computer’s hardware is no longer supported by that operating system.

Software vendors can use virtual machines to ship entire software configurations. For example, installing a complete mail server solution on a real machine can be a tedious task. With VirtualBox, such a complex setup (then often called an “appliance”) can be packed into a virtual machine. Installing and running a mail server becomes as easy as importing such an appliance into VirtualBox.

Testing and disaster recovery. Once installed, a virtual machine and its virtual hard disks can be considered a “container” that can be arbitrarily frozen, woken up, copied, backed up, and transported between hosts. On top of that, with the use of another VirtualBox feature called “snapshots”, one can save a particular state of a virtual machine and revert back to that state, if necessary. This way, one can freely experiment with a computing environment. If something goes wrong (e.g. after installing misbehaving software or infecting the guest with a virus), one can easily switch back to a previous snapshot and avoid the need of frequent backups and restores. Any number of snapshots can be created, allowing you to travel back and forward in virtual machine time. You can delete snapshots while a VM is running to reclaim disk space.

Infrastructure consolidation. Virtualization can significantly reduce hardware and electricity costs. Most of the time, computers today only use a fraction of their potential power and run with low average system loads. A lot of hardware resources as well as electricity is thereby wasted. So, instead of running many such physical computers that are only partially used, one can pack many virtual machines onto a few powerful hosts and balance the loads between them.

Supported OS: Windows XP, Server 2003, Server 2008, Windows 7, Server 2012, Windows 8 (32-bit and 64-bit).
Mac OS X hosts: 10.6 (Snow Leopard, 32-bit and 64-bit), 10.7 (Lion, 32-bit and 64-bit), 10.8 (Mountain Lion, 64-bit).
Linux hosts (32-bit and 64-bit): Ubuntu 8.04 (“Hardy Heron”), 8.10 (“Intrepid Ibex”), 9.04 (“Jaunty Jackalope”), 9.10 (“Karmic Koala”), 10.04 (“Lucid Lynx”), 10.10 (“Maverick Meerkat), 11.04 (“Natty Narwhal”), 11.10 (“Oneiric Oncelot”), 12.04 (“Precise Pangolin”), Debian GNU/Linux 5.0 (“lenny”) and 6.0 (“squeeze”), Oracle Enterprise Linux 4 and 5, Oracle Linux 6.

Changes in VirtualBox 4.3.14 (released 2014-07-15):

Homepage – http://www.virtualbox.org

Size: 111 MB

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4 comments
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    2013-10-16 at 20:01 ace_N_kelly Says:

    Enfin un update qui apporte quelque chose :)
    La v4.3 final offre une option “Video Capture” en plus d’une nouvelle interface lors du boot :)

    +1

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    2012-03-14 at 17:42 AboGelany Says:

    I think it’s best .. Thanks

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    2012-01-19 at 15:16 DuRoi Says:

    “Virtual Box or VMWare Workstation, that is the question”. I think this question will be answer when one of them could handle a full install of Mac Os X Lion without problems or workarounds. For now they are both good but with that limitation, i prefer VMware Workstation.

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    2010-02-13 at 18:34 Rich Says:

    Virtual Box or VMWare Workstation, that is the question.