VirtualBox freeware

VirtualBox

Version: 5.2.20 B126460 | Size: 108.00 MB | Filename: VirtualBox-5.2.22-126460-Win.exe
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This is an application which functions in virtualization in a computer. VirtualBox was designed by Oracle and it works very fine. It is actually free to download without any cost to the person downloading. It does have quite a number of pros and cons according to reviews about this software.

VirtualBox works on both Linux and Windows operating systems. As a result, a number of people which can use the software is increased. A disadvantage of VirtualBox is that the software cannot allow the user to print it straight from the printer of its host computer.

Some of the issues why people might not be too sold on VirtualBox are that some manual integration which the commercial virtualization apps do for you have to be done manually by you when you make use of VirtualBox.

VirtualBox has a website which proffers a lot of solutions for you and even suggestion when it comes to debugging and other problems which you may have while trying to install the VirtualBox.

Another problem which may arise from the use of VirtualBox is that unlike its commercial counterparts, there are quite a number of functions which have to be done manually by the person using the application. The automation which is done for you by the software is limited and not as much as the commercial apps do for you.

VirtualBox also supports quite a number of operating systems with the work which it does and these operating systems include QNX of BlackBerry, windows, Oracle Solaris, Linus and BSD.  VirtualBox  can very fast when starting it and it does not clog the system or make the system function slowly.

VirtualBox is highly customizable and you can tweak it to function the way you like. It is also easy for a user to find his way around the system and works optimally with it. VirtualBox does allow you to have fine control over the whole application. VirtualBox  does the job although it might not look pretty on the eyes or have many annoying pop ups and plug-ins. VirtualBox functions well as a virtualization software and it is good because above all it is free and gets the job done.

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User Rating: 4.6 (61 votes)

Licence:
Open Source

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108.00 MB

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Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows Vista x64, Windows 7, Windows 7 x64, Windows 8, Windows 8 x64, Windows 10, Windows 10 x64

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Last versions of VirtualBox
Version Change log
VirtualBox 5.2.20 B1264 Nov 15, 2018 This is a maintenance release. The following items were fixed and/or added:
Audio: fixed a regression in the Core Audio backend causing a hang when returning from host sleep when processing input buffers
Audio: fixed a potential crash in the HDA emulation if a stream has no valid mixer sink attached -- thanks to Rink Springer (rink@…)
Windows hosts: fixed an incompatibility with recent versions of Windows 10 (bug #17977)
VirtualBox 5.2.20 B1258 Oct 17, 2018 This is a maintenance release.
The following items were fixed and/or added:
VMM: fixed task switches triggered by INTn instruction (bug #17979)
Storage: fixed connecting to certain iSCSI targets (bug #17507)
Storage: fixed handling of flush requests when configured to be ignored when the host I/O cache is used (bug #17573)
Drag and drop: implemented support for UNC paths (bug #17146)
Drag and drop: fixed resuming operation when restoring from a saved state (bug #17649)
Drag and drop: fixed copying files with long file names (> 248 characters) from guests to Windows hosts (bug #17447)
Drag and drop: fixed handling files with Unicode names on Windows guests (bug #15501)
Drag and drop: fixed copying empty (0-byte) files to / from guests (bugs #14863 + #17443)
Drag and drop: fixed copying over files from hosts to Linux guests (bug #16025)
Networking: restore connectivity for guests bridged to host adapters that were unavailable temporarily (Windows hosts, bug #17090)
Guest Control: fixed h
VirtualBox 5.2.12 r1225 May 11, 2018 Serial: fixed possible data corruption when sending data under certain circumstances
Video recording: fixed starting / stopping recording under certain circumstances
Linux hosts: support Linux 4.17 changes. Thank you Larry Finger
Linux guests: support Linux 4.16 and EL 7.5 kernels (bugs #17676 and #17678)
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