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VirtualBox 4 available for download, adds extension support, disk resizing

VirtualBox 4 has finally exited beta, and it comes bearing tons of updates, improvements, and new features. Among them are truly welcome additions like the ability to re-size both VHD and VDI virtual hard disks, a smoother and more thorough VM deletion process, and support for more than 2GB of memory on 32-bit hosts. There's also an updated set of virtual hardware including the Intel ICH9 chipset...

phpVirtualBox lets you remotely manage your headless virtual machines

For the last couple of years I've heard a lot of talk about VirtualBox and VMWare -- but until six months ago, when it took me five minutes to install Ubuntu 'in a window' on my Windows 7 machine, I had no idea just how awesome virtual machines are. No longer must I have a bunch of headless Linux boxes under my desk -- I can just run them in windows on my uber desktop PC! But... what if you...

VirtualBox 3.2 beta adds official support for OS X VMs -- sorta

Two major changes have appeared in the newly-released VirtualBox 3.2 beta 1. First, it's now branded as Oracle VM VirtualBox. Second, there's a new guest OS option listed: Mac OS X. Don't get too excited just yet, though. While the operating system is listed as a guest OS type in VirtualBox on all platforms, it's only working on Mac hardware. Still, for Mac users who have been waiting to be...

How to convert Hexxeh's Chrome OS build image to a VirtualBox .VDI

Been wanting to check out that Google Chrome OS developer build put together by Hexxeh, but don't have a spare netbook or laptop to run it on? Why not fire it up in Virtualbox instead? Sure, the original Chrome OS builds that were made available were already in virtual machine-friendly formats, but I found them to be pretty sluggish. Hexxeh's Diet Chromium build runs much more smoothly - on...

Free VMWare Player 3 can now create virtual machines

VirtualBox has always enjoyed one key advantage over VMWare: it's free. Sure, the VMWare Player is also free -- but all it can do is boot virtual machines which have been previously by another app. Rather, that's all it could do until now. VMWare Player version 3 has hit the release candidate stage and is available for public download, and guess what? It's now got the ability to create virtual...

10 easy ways to play with Linux without leaving Windows

While I haven't made the switch to Linux full time, I find myself spending more and more time experimenting of late. In particular, I'm enjoying projects like Moblin and the Ubuntu Netbook Remix. If you're still using Windows for your primary OS there are tons of ways to get your feet wet like a true penguin without making any serious commitments. Here are ten ways to play with Linux...

VirtualBox 3.0 goes Gold

Just a few weeks after launching VirtualBox 3.0 beta, Sun has removed the beta label from the next version of the open source, cross-platform virtualization application. VirtualBox 3.0 includes a number of updates, including: Support for OpenGL 2.0 for Windows, Linux, and Solaris guests Ability to use Direct3D 8/9 applications on Windows guests Support for Linux kernel 2.6.31 Up to 32...

VirtualBox 3.0 beta 1 released (cross-platform virtualization app)

VirtualBox is a free virtualization application for Windows, OS X, or Linux. Like VirtualPC, or VMWare, VirtualBox lets you run an operating system within an operating system. Say, for example, you want to test out Ubuntu Linux without installing it or even logging out of Windows. Just download the Ubuntu installation disc image, fire up VirtualBox, and load the disc image. Today VirtualBox 3.0...

Installing Windows 7 on a Mac

We're pretty excited about Windows 7, and we know that users are too. After all, with any luck, Windows 7 will be what Vista was supposed to be. Lee has done a bang-up job covering Windows 7 tips and tricks for PC users, but Mac users who use Windows for work or for compatibility testing don't have to be left out. Hey, I might not ever switch back to using a PC full time (and I'm certainly not...

VirtualBox 2.1 supports 64 bit guest operating systems on 32-bit hosts

VirtualBox is an open source virtualization application that lets you run one operating system inside another. For free. Say, for example you want to check out a new Linux distribution but you don't want to go through the trouble of rebooting your computer. Simple. Just download the disc image for Ubuntu, Fedora, or whatever OS you want to try out, fire up VirtualBox and run create a virtual...

Lee's Favorite Apps: VirtualBox

I do a lot of troubleshooting on various operating systems for customers, and I've got to provide a lot of phone support. Without VirtualBox, I'd need a whole lot more hardware than I care to cram into my workspace. On a single XP Pro desktop, I've got Windows 98, 2000, Vista, Server 2003, and Ubuntu virtual machines at the ready. Giant hard drives are cheap, ram is cheap, and my CPU has plenty...

VirtualBox 2.0 released

Sun has released a major update to VirtualBox, a free virtualization application that lets you run one operating system inside another. VirtualBox 2.0 runs on Mac, Linux, and Windows machines and lets you run guest operating systems inside your computer's native environment. For example, if you're a Linux user but you occasionally want to run a Windows application that doesn't perform well under...

vee-Dee Eyes Hooks You Up With Virtualbox Linux

Sure, the name makes you sound like you have some kind of horrible ocular infection, but vee-Dee Eyes has a massive collection of prefab Linux distros ready for you to run in VirtualBox. VMware has been ruling the virtual machine game for quite a while, but Sun has made great strides with Virtual Box of late. Performance is very good (there's really no appreciable lag, even on our virtualized...

Sun acquires another open source company

In an unexpected move, Sun recently snatched up yet another provider of Open Source software: Innotech, the creator of the popular VirtualBox program. As we previously covered, VirtualBox is a high quality virtual machine solution available under the GNU GPL. It is similar to competitors VMware and Parallels in both speed and features. With this latest feather in its cap, Sun has an increasingly...

Run Windows in a virtual machine using Ubuntu and Virtualbox

A few months back we let you know that open source virtualization software VirtualBox was available in the Ubuntu repositories, meaning Virtualbox is a one-click install for Ubuntu users. What that means is you can install and run pretty much any operating system in a window while using Linux. So we decided it would be fun to try running Windows XP within Ubuntu. Because as much as we love a...