Oracle VM VirtualBox is a quite powerful x86 and Intel64/AMD64 virtualization software for home and enterprise usage as well. This is the most popular and the most feature-rich programs among free software.
Oracle VM VirtualBox
Some features from Fusion and Parallels aren’t available in VirtualBox as it can’t print automatically to the host printer and requires manual setups os integration features.
It is probably the best tool to test new operating systems, specialized software or emulate possible scenarios that can occur within a deeply controlled environment. It is free and it does not cost anything!
It is a very fast software which is very easy to set up and start your project. It’s enough to simply select the ISO file of your OS you want to virtualize, and VirtualBox will do the rest – simple as that!
It also allows you to integrate your host OS with your virtualized one by using a Guest-addon extension which you can install within the application. This little tool allows you to share the files between the systems and featuring the full-screen option as well. However, we have had a few problems installing it on some Linux distribution.
VirtualBox is a very popular virtualization software and you may find a lot of tutorials and guides online if you ever find a problem using it.
- Very easy to install, configure and use,
- Compatible with a variety of systems and platforms,
- Integrated network management,
- Free and regularly updated application.
- Missing some more advanced functions from the similar commercial products,
- The user interface might be a little more modern,
- Issues with some platforms.
In general, VM VirtualBox is one of the most powerful free virtualization programs. Allowing you to virtualize and work with different operating systems under different conditions.
- User Interface - 9/109/10
- Functionality - 9/109/10
- Speed - 9/109/10
The perfect tool to test or run different types of operating system on your own system. If you are looking for a free virtualization software that works with almost any major platform, VirtualBox is your number one choice for sure!