When it comes to freely available virtualization software, VirtualBox hasn’t always been very appreciated, but it is a more than capable platform on which to run virtual machines across a variety of host platforms, including those running Windows, Linux, Solaris and even Mac OS X. Version 4.0 includes a number of new features and capabilities, including:
- Support more than 2 GB guest RAM on 32-bit hosts
- Brand new interface which is now called the “VirtualBox Manager”
- Improvements to Open Virtualization Format (OVF) including enhanced import and export performance and Open Virtualization Format Archive (OVA) support
- Inside supported guests, support for multiple virtual screens in Linux and Solaris guests using X.Org server 1.3+
- New support for guest CPU time and IO bandwidth limits
For a complete list of changes in VirtualBox 4.0, read the changelog.
To download VirtualBox 4.0, visit here.
As has been the case since the product’s inception, VirtualBox remains free.