Ways to Download and Install Oracle VM VirtualBox Latest Version on Linux Mint. This is virtual machine which can run and emulate another operating system on current operating system.
What is Oracle VM VirtualBox ?
Oracle VM VirtualBox is a program which allows users to run nearly any operating system on a single machine and to freely switch between OS instances running simultaneously. The world’s most popular cross-platform virtualization software enables you to run multiple operating systems on your Mac, PC, Linux, or Oracle Solaris machine.
Oracle VM VirtualBox Features
- Multiple operating systems on one desktop
- Cross-platform guests and hosts including Windows, Linux, and Oracle Solaris, and Mac OS X as a host
- Teleportation of running virtual machines between hosts without interruption
- High performance
- Support for massive workloads of up to 32 virtual CPUs
- OVF format support
For one thing, it installs on your existing Intel or AMD-based computers, whether they are running Windows, Mac, Linux or Solaris operating systems. It extends the capabilities of your existing computer so that it can run multiple operating systems (inside multiple virtual machines) at the same time.
For example, you can run Windows and Linux on your Mac, run Windows Server 2008 on your Linux server, run Linux on your Windows PC, and so on, all alongside your existing applications. You can install and run as many virtual machines as you like– the only practical limits are disk space and memory.
Download + Install Oracle VirtualBox Latest Version on Linux
To install recent version of Oracle VM VirtualBox on Linux Mint 17.x, follow these steps:
- Download installer from the official Oracle download page
- For Linux Mint 17.x select the Ubuntu 14.04 because the Linux Mint 17.x based. Choose the 32bit or 64bit version if your Linux.
- This will download the deb file, to install simply double click downloaded file and click “Insall Package” button on appeared window
- Now you can open Oracle Virtual Machine by clicking Start Menu >> Administration >> Oracle VM VirtualBox
Oracle VM VirtualBox Review
Most of the time, computers today only use a fraction of their potential power and run with low average system loads. Instead of running many such physical computers that are only partially used, one can pack many virtual machines onto a few powerful hosts and balance the loads between them.
This is the operating system that is running inside the virtual machine. Theoretically, VirtualBox can run any x86 operating system (DOS, Windows, OS/2, FreeBSD, OpenBSD), but to achieve near-native performance of the guest code on your machine, we had to go through a lot of optimizations that are specific to certain operating systems. While your favorite operating system may run as a guest, we officially optimize and support for a select few (which, however, include the most common ones).