VirtualBox, originally created by innotek GmbH and now being developed by Oracle, is a virtualization product that allows you to load and run several operating systems under a single operating system. Since its initial release new features have been constantly added including running VMS on startup, NIC support, changing settings in a VM execution and more.


Although there are a lot of other programs like this, VirtualBox is different because each guest OS can be stopped, paused and started inside its own virtual machine. You can also set up the VM of each one independently with hardware or software assistance if it is supported. Furthermore, the guest and host OS are also able to communicate using different kinds of mechanisms including a virtualized network facility and a clipboard.

In addition to this VirtualBox allows guest virtual machines to interact with one another, something that you will find useful if you work with different operating systems. In other words, this is a powerful AMD64/Intel64 and x86 product that comes with a lot of features that don’t slow down performance. Another advantage is that while the features are all top notch, it is open source.

Since VirtualBox was released several updates and features have been added including Intel cards PXE boot, VirtualBox RDP and support for the remote connections devised by Citrix and Microsoft. There is also an extension pack for VirtualBox available, so if you are looking for a virtualization program then this could be what you need. It is one of the most comprehensive software out there for running multiple operating systems, and well maintained.

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