VirtualBox – The Best Free Virtualization Software
by: Revengksky Joseph D. Reyes (a.k.a rjdreyes)
Hello there folks! I run my Ubuntu Operating System within my Windows XP or vice versa. How did I do it? Well, my secret is VirtualBox, the Best Free Virtualization Software.
The VirtualBox is a powerful x86 and AMD64/Intel64 virtualization product/software for enterprise as well as home use.
What is a virtualization product? Good question. Virtualization software allows a single host computer to create and run one or more virtual environments.
Meaning to say, for example you had a Windows Operating System, then you want to used or to try a Linux Distro Operating System, you can do it without changing your current system.
All you have to do is to install VirtualBox on your Windows Operating System, and used it on installing different Operating System or platforms. How cool is that?
Imagine, you can install and use Ubuntu, Mandriva, Mac OS, OpenBSD, and many more without a fuss. What more than you can ask for?
Presently, VirtualBox runs on Windows, Linux, Macintosh, and Solaris hosts and supports a large number of guest operating systems including but not limited to Windows (NT 4.0, 2000, XP, Server 2003, Vista, Windows 7), DOS/Windows 3.x, Linux (2.4 and 2.6), Solaris and OpenSolaris, OS/2, and OpenBSD. – VirtualBox Official Site
I tried to run VirtualBox on this Computer Specs.
Computer Specifications: ASUS P5P800S Motherboard, 2GB DDR Kingston, Intel Pentium 4 Processor 3.0 GHz, DVDRW ROM, 500 GB Seagate HDD, Orion Casing with PSU 500watts .
I’m pretty impress because after testing to install Ubuntu within Windows OS, its smooth, fast and easy. Without losing any configuration on my current system.
So try the VirtualBox by Oracle today! 🙂