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VirtualBox – program to run on the same computer multiple virtual operating systems. This is a convenient and functional tools for virtualization, calculated as the corporate and home users. The program supports many different guest operating systems family Windows (NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista/7), as well as DOS, Linux and OpenBSD. As in other similar applications, there exists the possibility to start and stop the guest OS, configure the use of computer resources, data exchange between host and guest operating system, taking screenshots of virtual systems and much more.
Presently, VirtualBox runs on Windows, Linux, Macintosh and OpenSolaris 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, and OpenBSD.
VirtualBox is being actively developed with frequent releases and has an ever growing list of features, supported guest operating systems and platforms it runs on. VirtualBox is a community effort backed by a dedicated company: everyone is encouraged to contribute while Sun ensures the product always meets professional quality criteria.
Some of the features of VirtualBox are:
. Modularity. VirtualBox has an extremely modular design with well-defined internal programming interfaces and a client/server design. This makes it easy to control it from several interfaces at once: for example, you can start a virtual machine in a typical virtual machine GUI and then control that machine from the command line, or possibly remotely. VirtualBox also comes with a full Software Development Kit: even though it is Open Source Software, you don’t have to hack the source to write a new interface for VirtualBox.
. Virtual machine descriptions in XML. The configuration settings of virtual machines are stored entirely in XML and are independent of the local machines. Virtual machine definitions can therefore easily be ported to other computers.
. Guest Additions for Windows and Linux. VirtualBox has special software that can be installed inside Windows and Linux virtual machines to improve performance and make integration much more seamless. Among the features provided by these Guest Additions are mouse pointer integration and arbitrary screen solutions (e.g. by resizing the guest window).
. Shared folders. Like many other virtualization solutions, for easy data exchange between hosts and guests, VirtualBox allows for declaring certain host directories as «shared folders», which can then be accessed from within virtual machines.
This version is a major update. The following major new features were added:
– Improved Windows 8 support, in particular many 3D-related fixes
GUI: VM groups bug #288
GUI: expert mode for wizards
– GUI: allow to alter some settings during runtime
– Support for up to 36 network cards, in combination with an ICH9 chipset configuration bug #8805
– Resource control: added support for limiting network IO bandwidth; see the manual for more information bug #3653
– Added possibility to start VMs during system boot on Linux, OS X and Solaris; see the manual for more information bug #950
– Added experimental support for Drag’n’drop from the host to Linux guests. Support for more guests and for guest-to-host is planned. bug #81
– Added support for parallel port passthrough on Windows hosts
– Enhanced API for controlling the guest; please see the SDK reference and API ********ation for more information