VirtualBox is a powerful and free virtualization software for home and enterprise use.VirtualBox is a high performance application with a lot of features and available without any cost as open source software.It is a cross-platform application and runs on Linux,windows,OpenSolaris,MAC and supports a large number of guest operating system.
Some important guest operating systems are listed below-
- Ubuntu 7.10/8.04/8.10/9.04/9.10/10.04
- Debian 5.0/4.0
- OpenSUSE 10.0/10.3/11.0/11.1
- Mandriva 9.2/10.1
- Fedora 7/8/9/10/11
- Red Hat Linux 7/9
- Windows 7(32/64-bit)
- Windows Vista(32/64-bit)
- Windows XP(32/64-bit)
Full list of supported guest OS
Install VirtualBox in Ubuntu 10.04(Lucid Lynx)/9.10
#1. Open Synaptic Package Manager and search for “virtualbox”.
#2. Then,you can select/mark the packages you want to install.Mark the row which says virtualbox-ose and click on ok when it asks to install additional packages(dependencies).By default virtual-box will install qt based graphical interface;if you want GTK based Graphical interface then mark it.
#3. Next,click on Apply to install the marked packages.Then wait(Few Minutes) until the installation will complete.
#4. Now,you have installed the virtual Box successfully on your Ubuntu computer.To use virtualbox go to Applications->Accessories->VirtualBox OSE.