Oracle VM VirtualBox 4.3.20 r96997

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A powerful virtualization app that allows you to work with multiple operating systems on the same computer and tweak advanced features (e.g. shared folders, seamless windows, 3D virtualization)
Oracle VM VirtualBox - Oracle VM VirtualBox will provide users with a powerful and comprehensive virtualization software
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Whether you are a professional software tester or you simply like to evaluate a large array of apps before choosing the one that best suits your necessities, you probably know that a virtualized environment can save you a lot of trouble: you can install any app without worrying it might mess up your previous settings and you can get rid of it just as easily.

And if you want to test the same app on several operating systems, Oracle VM VirtualBox can be quite helpful.

User-friendly layout and steps to follow for adding a new machine

The application comes with an intuitive interface that allows users to add a new virtual machine and choose the OS they prefer (be it Solaris, Windows, Linux, BSD or Mac OS X), as well as the exact version.

The next steps include assigning the new virtual machine the amount of RAM and HDD space it will take, as well as the type of storage, dynamic or fixed, it is to occupy on the PC.

Working with virtual machines

In order to launch any virtualized OS, you simply need to press the Start button - once it is running, you can pause, reset or close your virtual machine, or even clone it or create a dedicated desktop shortcut to help you open it whenever you need it.

Advanced features

If you are an expert user, you can also benefit from specialized functions of Oracle VM VirtualBox, such as shared folders, seamless windows, 3D virtualization, multi-generation branched snapshots, remote machine display and modularity.

Oracle VM VirtualBox also features versatile hardware support, so that you can create virtual machines that have multiple virtual CPUs (regardless of how many cores you have physically on your PC), that recognize USB devices or ones that come with multi-screen resolutions, integrated iSCSI support and PXE network boot.

A top product on the market

To wrap it up, it is safe to say that Oracle VM VirtualBox can come in handy to both novices and experts: while the former can get their virtual machines up and running in no time, the latter can customize their virtualized environment to the tiniest details.

Reviewed by , last updated on November 24th, 2014


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file size:
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license type:
Freeware
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Oracle
operating system(s):
Windows XP / XP 64 bit / Vista / Vista 64 bit / 7 / 7 64 bit / 8 / 8 64 bit / 2003 / 2008 / 2008 64 bit / 2008 R2 / Server 2012
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C: \ System \ OS Enhancements
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What's New in version 4.3.20 r96996
  • VMM: fixed reboot hang of 32-bit Windows SMP guests
  • VMM: proper Math Fault handling with certain legacy guests
  • VMM: fixed a Guru Meditation VINF_EM_TRIPLE_FAULT on older CPUs that don't support MSR-bitmaps
  • GUI: fix 3D overlay window re-parenting issue when VM goes to full screen mode on X11 hosts.
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Oracle VM VirtualBox is a general-purpose full virtualizer for hardware. Targeted at server, desktop and embedded use,...

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