VirtualBox 5.0 Released

πŸ“… July 17, 2015
vbox5VirtualBox 5.0 has been released, and it looks like…well…VirtualBox!

The user interface is practically identical, which is a good thing because this continues to make VirtualBox extremely easy to use.

I have had no issues with version 5.0 so far, and guest operating systems run fantastic. Of course, VirtualBox is a great piece of software that has always been reliable for me, and I have never had any serious problems with it to begin with.

For full details about what is new, please look at the VirtualBox web site. Regardless of the updates, VirtualBox still possesses the same ease-of-use and reliability it always has, and that is what matters the most.

For those unfamiliar with VirtualBox, it is cross-platform software that emulates multiple operating systems on your computer. For example, if you run Linux Mint, you can install and run Xubuntu, Windows, Ubuntu, or any other Linux/Windows operating system as if you had installed that operating system on its own computer hardware. Software runs inside the virtual guest exactly as it would on a real machine, so if a piece of software you like is not available for your host operating system, you can run it inside the VirtualBox guest operating system.

Those running Windows can run multiple Linux distributions on their Windows computers.Β Are you running Windows and wish to try Linux Mint? You can! Simply install VirtualBox for Windows, download a Linux Mint distribution, and then install it in VirtualBox. Linux Mint will run in its own window on Windows! You can use both operating systems simultaneously without the need to dual-boot.

Are you into web design? You can install several different operating systems to see how your site would appear on different platforms.

You can even run several virtual machines simultaneously (providing you have enough RAM and CPU power) to create your own virtual LAN within the same system. The possibilities are amazing when you apply your imagination.

VirtualBox is a superb piece of advanced software and highly recommended.


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