By Vasudha Amrit on Dec 18, 2008
VirtualBox is like magic for most of the students in my college because whenever I talk about it, people are awestruck and look at me gaping, asking me “How the hell is it possible to have Linux running inside Windows or vice versa??!!”...
Much to their amazement, I show them the demo and they all immediately want to try it out.
VirtualBox indeed is something truly amazing which does not stop to amuse and surprise people. Most importantly its safe to use as you do not really have to install an new OS on raw machine, rather its just a file on your hard disk which you can use/modify/delete in a second's time.
Not just in my college, its extremely extremely popular all over the world, check the facts:
“8 million downloads worldwide, 2.5 million registrations and 25,000 downloads a day!!!”
that's a helluva number!!!!!.....
I am extremely pleased to tell you about the latest version of VirtualBox, released yesterday which xVM VirtualBox 2.1 (my room mate who works for xVM team here at IEC, Bangalore) couldnt be any happier, infact we celebrated with balloons and stuff at home... :D
The main features of this new release are:
1.New Accelerated 3D
Graphics – wow!!!!!
2.Improved Network Performance – much needed change!
3.Storage Support (built-in iSCSI support to connect to storage systems ie Amber Road)
OS X on Intel's Virtualization Technology (VT-x) –
5.VMware's and Microsoft's Virtualization Formats - now this is super coooool!!!!!
6.Intel Core i7 processor
7.64-bit guest OS on 32-bit host platforms
So what are you waiting...... get the “new improved VirtualBox” here.....
Cheers!!!!!! :D :D