VirtualBox is software for creating virtual computers. With VirtualBox we can run the operating system again on top of the operating system that is currently running. VirtualBox is typically used for:
- Tried different operating systems, the main operating system (Host OS) uses Linux while the virtual operating system (Guest OS) uses Windows
- Trying a newly released operating system, most often used if you want to test the latest Linux distro
- Network simulation, host os as client while guest os as server or vice versa
- Computer security simulation, host os as hacker and virtual os as target
Install VirtualBox on Ubuntu
sudo apt–get install dkms virtualbox
How to use it
* Click New to create a new Virtual Machine.
* Set the operating system, the memory to be used, and the virtual hdd.
* Select the boot cd? Click storage, click the cd icon, click the folder icon on the cd/dvd device section, click Add+ to add an .iso file to the operating system.
* Click Start to run the virtual machine.
VirtualBox for Windows. Within VirtualBox Ubuntu 10.10 is running.