VirtualBox 5.1.2 Build 108956

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VirtualBox 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.

Supported OS: Windows XP, Server 2003, Server 2008, Windows 7, Server 2012, Windows 8/ 8.1, Windows 10 (32-bit and 64-bit).

Mac OS X hosts: 10.8 (Mountain Lion), 10.9 (Mavericks), 10.10 (Yosemite)

Linux hosts (32-bit and 64-bit): Ubuntu 10.04 to 15.04, Debian GNU/Linux 6.0 (“Squeeze”) and 8.0 (“Jessie”), Oracle Enterprise Linux 5, Oracle Linux 6 and 7, Redhat Enterprise Linux 5, 6 and 7, Fedora 6 to 22, Gentoo Linux, openSUSE 11.4, 12.1, 12.2, 13.1, Mandriva 2011

Changes in version 5.1.2 (2016-07-21):

Homepage – http://www.virtualbox.org

Size: 116 MB

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Rich
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Rich
2010-02-13 18:34

Virtual Box or VMWare Workstation, that is the question.

DuRoi
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DuRoi
2012-01-19 15:16

“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.

AboGelany
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AboGelany
2012-03-14 17:42

I think it’s best .. Thanks

ace_N_kelly
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ace_N_kelly
2013-10-16 20:01

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 🙂

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