VirtualBox is a general-purpose full virtualizer for hardware. VirtualBox is now the only professional-quality virtualization solution that is also Open Source Software.
VirtualBox is a package of strong x86 virtualization software for enterprise as well as home use.
The binaries from the download section are all under the VirtualBox Personal Use and Evaluation License (PUEL).
Here are some key features of VirtualBox:
– Modularity. VirtualBox has a very modular design with well-defined internal programming interfaces and a client / server design. This makes it easy to control it from multiple interfaces at once: for example, you can start a virtual machine in a typical virtual machine GUI and then control that machine from the command line or possibly remotely. VirtualBox also comes with a full Software Development Kit: even though it is Open Source Software, you do not have to hack the source to write a new interface for VirtualBox.
– Virtual machine descriptions in XML. The configuration settings of virtual machines are completely stored in XML and are independent of local machines. Virtual machine definitions can therefore be easily ported to other computers.
– Guest Additions for Windows and Linux. VirtualBox has a special software that can be installed inside Windows and Linux virtual machines to improve performance and make integration even more seamless. Among the features provided by these GuestAdditions are mouse pointer integration and arbitrary screen solutions (for example, by resizing the guest window).
– Virtual USB Controllers. VirtualBox implements a virtual USB controller and allows you to connect arbitrary USB devices to your virtual machines without having to install device specific drivers on the host.
– Remote Desktop Protocol. Unlike any other virtualization software, VirtualBox fully supports the standard Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP). A virtual machine can act as an RDP server, allowing you to “run” the virtual machine remotely on some thin client that merely displays the RDP data.
– USB over RDP. With this unique feature, a virtual machine that acts as an RDP server can still access arbitrary USB devices that are connected to the RDP client. This way, a powerful server machine can virtualize a lot of thin clients that just need to display RDP data and have USB devices plugged in.
– Shared folders. Like many other virtualization solutions, for easy data exchange between hosts and guests, VirtualBox allows for declaring certain host directories as “shared folders”, which can then be accessed from within virtual machines.
Manufacturer: Oracle / Oracle
English Name: VirtualBox
Version Number:v6.0.6 Build 130049
File Size: 168 + 22.1 MB