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VirtualBox is a powerful x86 and AMD64/Intel64 virtualization product for enterprise as well as home use. Not only is VirtualBox an extremely feature rich, high performa...

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Avg rating of 4.3 (32)| 50 comments
VirtualBox Manager
Create Virtual Machine
Setting of an OS
Instaling Windows 10 as Virtual Machine
VirtualBox 6.0 for Windows 10 OS. Within VirtualBox Linux Mint 19.1 is running.
VirtualBox 5.0 for Mac OS X. Within VirtualBox Windows 8.1 is running.
VirtualBox 5.0 for Linux. Within VirtualBox Windows 7 is running.
About VirtualBox
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VirtualBox Features

  1.  LightweightVirtualBox consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
  2.  Container VirtualizationVirtualBox can make use of isolated user spaces called "containers" to run applications.

VirtualBox information

  • Developed byOracle
  • LicensingOpen Source and Free product.
  • RatingAverage rating of 4.3 (32 ratings)
  • Alternatives60 alternatives listed

Supported Languages

  • English

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Our users have written 50 comments and reviews about VirtualBox, and it has gotten 2765 likes

VirtualBox was added to AlternativeTo by Mogelfar on and this page was last updated . VirtualBox is sometimes referred to as Vbox, VirtualBox OSE.

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nikos3194
  
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Robust and free. The best virtualization software I've used.

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thiagodcosta11
  
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great solution for testing a software before installing to hadware.. have used it before, the only thing I don't like is that sometimes it goes really slow.. but other than that, it's pretty simple and works.

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em4020
  
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QEMU (manager) is the only software solution against EGPFault in Win87EM.dll with newer Intel-CPUs

QEMU Manager is an (too) old Windows GUI for QEMU, which has in Aug. 2016 unfortunately no actual version. In difference to VirtualBox or VMware Player you can emulate several CPUs, which would be necessary for old 16bit applications with EGPFault in Win87EM.dll with newer Intel-CPUs (than Haswell from 2013 and later) in all other virtual machines except QEMU.

So only with QEMU (not with VMware or VirtualBox or Windows XP Mode) you (in Windows theoretically, in Linux really) can use and compile Delphi 1.6 programs, when you have a newer Host-CPU from Intel. Without QEMU (and Linux) you must buy another computer with an AMD-CPU, because VirtualBox or VMware Player cannot emulate various CPUs, as QEMU can. Practically I was not successful to use the QEMU Manager on Windows 7 or 10, but QEMU is told to be the best solution for this purpose on Linux, but I have no experience with Linux. Unfortunally I bought 2 computers with newer Intel-CPUs (Lenovo Yoga 3 PRO and Toshiba Z30), which had the EGPFault in Win87EM.dll. Because of this I gave back the Toshiba Z30 already by warranty and changed it to a HP EliteBook 725 G3 (with only 1.25 kg and) with a new and very good AMD-A12-CPU. The HP EliteBook 725 G3 was cheaper than the Toshiba Z30 (as additional advantage over the expensive INTEL-CPUs). In the next weeks I must send back the Lenovo Yoga 3 PRO also by warranty. I recommend all persons, which have the EGPFault in Win87EM.dll with newer Intel-CPUs to do the same (give back the Intel-CPU-Computer by warranty and to substitute it by an AMD-Computer). Only so you can hope, that Intel stops the fatal strategy, to develop only new CPUs, which do not support programs with a mathematic coprocessor.

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[Edited by em4020, August 22]

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BarnMTB
  
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As of an update a some time ago, VirtualBox on Windows no longer supports running VMs with Hyper-V or Virtual Machine Platform enabled. This means that to use VirtualBox, you'll have to give up features such as Android apps (WSA) and WSL. I've waited for months for an actual fix but it seems like there's no development on this, even after the brand new 7.0 release, so you may have to dig up old versions that works with all these features enabled.

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BubbleTea
  
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A robust and easy VM host. I always keep a VM to test out software on a clean machine. My favorite feature is the snapshots. You also can create an internal network or open it to your home network. It's great... when it works.

This program caused me a lot of grief. Hours upon hours of search for a solution to why it won't launch my VM randomly. Sometimes you have to downgrade USB in the VM menu, other times you have to disable some option in your bios after it updates.

I suppose that's the downside of every virtualizing software, though... I've used it for years, because it's free and open-source.

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Olorin
  
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Excellent, free virtualization software. Good VMWare alternative.

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Sandro_Linux
  
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Virtualbox just makes making VMs easy and even my mum can use it now!

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VirtualBox platform details

Linux

Note for all platforms: The VirtualBox Extension Pack is free for personal, educational, and evaluation use only. Commercial use requires a paid enterprise license: https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Licensing_FAQ

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