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Free open source virtual machine (Virtual Machine – VM) for use in business and / or at home. VM runs on Windows, Linux, Mac, Solaris computers and supports the hosting of many versions of the OS.
The advantage of the application is active community under the auspices of the giant Oracle, which together provide continuous improvements in operations and support to new versions of various operating systems.
For developers, Oracle has made available several packages, depending on the needs of developers, in addition to an OS developer, additional applications, so that programmers can immediately engage in their work – programming:
- Java Development
- Database App
- VM development
- SOA & BPM Development
- Enterprise Java Development
- Oracle WebCenter 11g Portal Framework
- Oracle Solaris 11
- Express Developer VM
3.1, 98, NT, 2000, XP (32/64 bit), Vista (32/64 bit), 7 (32/64 bits)
NT, 2003 (32/64 bit), 2008 (32/64 bit)
- Ubuntu 5 to 6
- Debian 3 to 6
- Suse 90-10, openSUSE 10 to 11
- Mandriva 2008, 2009, 9, 10
- Fedora 7 to 15
- Oracle Linux 6
- CentOS 3-5 (32/64 bit)
- Red Hat Linux 7 to 9
- Xandros 4
- Solaris 10 – Contemporary
- OpenSolaris 2008 – Contemporary
Mac OS X Server (Leopard, Snow Leopard)
- Open BSD
- Novell Netware 6.5
In January 2007 Innotek, released its first version of the virtual-computer, and generally do the first open source virtual machine. In 2008 was purchased by Sun Microsystems and in 2010, the Oracle, who obtain ownership of the virtual box by buying Sun.
Fortunately, Oracle has not abandoned the program, as is often done in the take overs of open source solutions, but it is even more intense undertook development.
Download Virtual box by OS version ( now verison 4.1)
Virtual box is part of Oracle’s VDI solution and it’s now free for Enterprise use.
- Creating Access to Virtual Box from the Windows 7 Start Menu (ghacks.net)
- Oracle Girds VirtualBox for Enterprise Use (pcworld.com)
- Oracle revs VirtualBox, mushrooms memory (go.theregister.com)