Sun grabs VirtualBox
By barton808 on Feb 12, 2008
I had recently heard of VirtualBox on an internal mailing list, now I
have no excuse not to download it for my Mac and run Ubuntu in it (I was going to use Fusion, but this makes more sense). I
wonder if it will also let me load up the Fedora 8 disc I got at SCALE?
Here are some basics:
- innotek VirtualBox is a family of x86 virtualization products for enterprise as well as home use.
- Presently, VirtualBox runs on Windows, Linux, Macintosh and OpenSolaris hosts
- It has a very extensive list of supported guest OS's [including but not limited to Windows (NT 4.0, 2000, XP, Server 2003, Vista), DOS/Windows 3.x, Linux (2.4 and 2.6), and OpenBSD]
- VirtualBox is a community effort backed by a
dedicated company [which will now be Sun ;)]
- You can find sources, binaries, documentation and
other resources for VirtualBox on this site.
- It is freely available as Free Software under the terms of the GNU General Public License (GPL).
- You can download it here.
Looks like we're on a roll, I can't wait to see what Free software company we might acquire next. :)
Pau for now...