What is Virtual Box?
VirtualBox is a free and open-source hosted hypervisor for Computers. This is now part of owned by Oracle Corporation. Developed and initiated by Innotek GmbH later Virtual Box acquired by Sun Microsystems in 2008. Sun which is acquired by Oracle in 2010.
What is the use of Virtual Box?
A virtual box is an application software which helps you to install Linux or any other Operating systems within this app. Now you have the freedom to use Many operating systems within is software. Now you have the freedom to use Linux in Windows machine and Window operating system in MacOS. Kali Linux can be installed in Windows machine to check/test penetration and Hacking tools.
How to use Virtual Box?
Once you download the setup/home file of Virtual box Application. It will display the installation Welcome dialogue. There would be an option to enables you to choose a location for installation. Also, many other components need to install. After that, you just need to select the Operating system whichever you want to install. It will start the installation of virtual Operating system in your virtual box. As a specific location or in a folder.
Install Virtual box in your Windows machine
Step by Step guide for installation Virtual box in Windows machines
Download Virtual box
- Double click on above setup first screen will appear as above
- In the next screen, Virtual box application will ask you to choose the location where you want to install this.
- The final screen will show that your network services will get restart.
- A setup wizard thereafter continues its process of installation.
- Final Virtual box dashboard will look like as follows
Download Virtual Box Application for Difference Operating Systems
VirtualBox Windows 10 – This setup you can install in Windows Operating systems
VirtualBox Ubuntu / Linux Hosts – Virtual box can be installed in Linux OS like Ubuntu, Debian, OpenSuse, Fedora and Redhat.
macOS X – A Virtual Box application is also available for macOS. Means you can install and use Windows/Linux operating system in macOS based Laptop and desktops.
Author Comments / Conclusion :
Virtual box very helps full for Student and learners. Who wants to upgrade their knowledge for different Operating systems. Using Virtual box application we have the freedom to install a different type of OS in a single laptop. No needs extra Desktop or laptop separately. If you are looking to install Linux or any other OS for testing purposes.