License: VirtualBox is free for all users
Operating System: Windows XP/Vista/7/8
32-bit program. Can run on both a 32-bit and 64-bit OS.
Version: 5.2.6
File Size: 108.56 MBs
Downloads: 20,258
Last Updated: 02/04/18 05:00:12 PM EST

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VirtualBox  is free and enterprise-ready virtual machine platform that allows you to run other operating systems within Windows.  Using VirtualBox you are able to install other operating systems into a virtual computer that can be launched  and used directly within Windows. This allows you to run virtually any operating system at the same time while using Windows.

When using VirtualBox, the software is installed on the host machine and then any other virtual machines are considered guests of that host. These guest virtual machines can be running a variety of different operating systems that include older versions of Windows, linux, and even MacOS with some tweaking.  Using a program like VirtualBox allows you to perform a variety of tasks from a single computer such as testing operating systems before you install them, run software that only works on older versions of Windows, analyze malware without risk of your normal machine becoming infected, and to develop software for other operating systems.  It is also useful for running servers that need to be seperated but are not resource intensive enough to require their own machine.

VirtualBox 5.2.6 (released 2018-01-15)

This is a maintenance release. The following items were fixed and/or added:

  • GUI: fixed occasional screen corruption when host screen resolutio n is changed
  • User interface: increase proposed disk size when creating new VMs for Windows 7 and newer
  • User interface: various improvements for high resolution screens
  • VMM: Fixed problems using 256MB VRAM in raw-mode VMs
  • Audio: implemented support for audio playback and recording for macOS guests
  • Audio: further timing improvements for Windows 10 guests
  • Linux hosts: fixed problem accessing mini-toolbar under XFCE (bug #17280, contributed by Dusan Gallo)

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