What is VirtualBox?
VirtualBox is a free, open source, cross-platform application for creating, managing and running virtual machines (VMs) – computers whose hardware components are emulated by the host computer, the computer that runs the program. VirtualBox can run on Windows, Mac OS X, Linux and Solaris.
This guide is based on the OS X version, but the steps are almost exactly the same regardless of the host operating system.
Why I want VirtualBox?
Using virtual machines can be extremely useful for a number of reasons. For example, you may want to run a virtual machine to try out software that you think might be unsafe, or you might want to try out another operating system without changing the way your computer is already set up.
You might also want to use it for security purposes; for example, you might want to create a virtual machine just for online banking so that you can be sure there are no spyware or trojans getting at your precious data.
Finally, you might want to get it because you can. VirtualBox is completely free – there’s no reason not to download it to have a tinker!
How to use VirtualBox?
1. Download the VirtualBox from https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads.
2. Choose what OS you are running on the Laptop or PC.
3. Doubles clicks on the Icon to start the installation.
FINISH. and we just finished the installation.
1. Open the VirtualBox.
2. Go to New and select the Name and the OS and click next.
3. Select the Memory Size of the OS and click next.
4. Select the Hard disk of the OS, I will choose Create a virtual hard disk now and click Create.
5. Select the Hard disk Type and click next.
6.This is the most important part Dynamically allocated or Fixed size. I am going with the Dynamically allocated.
7. File location and Size and click Create.
8. Done. Your first Virtual Machine by using VirtualBox and you can see all the Info of the Virtual Machine.