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VirtualBox is a family of powerful x86 virtualization products for enterprise as well as home use. Not only is VirtualBox an extremely feature rich, high performance product for enterprise customers, it is also the only professional solution that is freely available as Open Source Software under the terms of the GNU General Public License (GPL).

Presently, VirtualBox runs on Windows, Linux and Mac hosts and supports a large number of guest operating systems 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.

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What's New

Version 4.3.14:
  • VMM: more fixes for MSR emulation on certain hardware (bugs #12784, #12949, #13034)
  • VMM: improve MSI handling under rare circumstances (only relevant for the ICH9 chipset)
  • VMM: fixed #UD exception for 64-bit guests with the EFER.SCE bit and the SYSCALL instruction (VT-x only; 4.3 regression; bug #13008)
  • VMM: fixed timekeeping after resuming SMP more...

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OS X 10.6 or later

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Version 4.2.8
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Lightning Member IconReview+19
Lightning
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Works great for my application. Stable and small footprint.

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Version 4.3.14
Macinman Member IconReview+93
Macinman
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I have tried pretty much every virtual machine software package that is well known. If i was someone who really lived in virtual machines for work or needed one any lenguh of time I would probably continue to pay for VMware fusion updates. However, the main reason I used virtualbox or vmware was early on for windows compatibility which the need isn't that great anymore, or what I need on occasaion usually works in wine. The second reason is, for Linux which the need for a virtual machine isn't demanded anymore right now as I now have a physical non apple machine I can test linux on. The other thing is virtualbox is a nice cross platform solution if i need to transfer vms between machines, or just want to whip up a quick vm to test a distro before deciding to employ it on the media server/desktop.

current machines are a late 2013 macbook pro retina 13" and a HP Pavailion as the linux desktop/media server. I've never had a hard time getting help with Vbox when i've needed it either. and while it may not support every single distro of linux in name i've found if the distro in question is based on a known distro setting up the vm for that distro has worked well. Also setting the general linux options seem to work ok as well . The HP is an older system so while it does have a 64-bit cpu it's not equiped with VT-X so vms run slower and are limited to 32 bit so that makes it nice being able to copy the vm to the macbook as it will run at faster speeds if i need to test something that requires more. Overall I am pleased with the work Sun started, and Oracle has continued with this project.

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Version 4.3.12
Solosaint Member IconComment+112
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Download link wont work due to "last minute changes" new download link is http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/4.3.10/VirtualBox-4.3.10-93012-OSX.dmg

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Version 4.3.10
MacUpdate-Nick
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Thanks for letting us know. We've updated the download URL.

Bowlerboy_jmb Member IconComment+211
Bowlerboy_jmb
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I am glad (and amused) to hear that VirtualBox will work on Mavericks. What I'd like to know, if people's memories are deep enough, is when would you use it? For what purposes?

In other words, what programs would you run on that you can't do without using it? Other than taking a stroll down memory lane, where's the benefit?

I've still got a couple of Wang PC's in my attic. (I donated one of that set of three to a museum in Texas). So, I have all of the MS-DOS software (and the originally soft floppy discs!) that do with them. But, even though I'm a pack rat, I still don't bother to get them out just to look at green text on a screen anymore.

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Version 4.3.8
Mcr
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For DOS programs, rather than using VirtualBox, you may want to look at DOS box emulators, such as DosBox, which supports Macs and Windows. The system resource requirements are significantly less, and the DOS compatibility IMO is much better than in VB, Parallels or VMWare.

I use DOSBox to run old PC games from my youth. IT has great support for emulating floppy disk drives, DOS drive letters, everything to make these programs believe they are running on real DOS. You can even adjust relative CPU speed and timing, keyboard rates, etc, since most old programs are oblivious and can't handle modern CPU and system speeds..they actually need to be slowed down to be usable. There are numerous front ends for DosBox that provide a GUI interface for editing settings, etc. I use Boxer.

http://www.dosbox.com/

Mcr
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@Bowlerboy_jmb
I reread your message again, and I got the feeling perhaps you thought VirtualBox was only supporting old software. You are aware that VirtualBox allows you to run virtualized copies of MODERN, PRESENT-DAY operating systems as well? YOu can use it to run virtualized copies of OS X, Windows, Unix and so on. I personally use Parallels, not VirtualBox, but same idea. With Parallels, I run images of Mountain Lion, MAvericks, Windows XP, Windows 7 and 8.1 and Ubuntu.

Bowlerboy_jmb
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@Mcr ... Thanks for the clarification. You are right about my mis-understanding of the range and scope of VirtualBox

I did not mean to be critical or sarcastic (why would someone even rate a query like that with a frown?). I suppose I did get the impression from you that VirtualBox was sort of retrograde, so, never having used it, I couldn't see much use for it.

Although I have licenses for both Parallels and VMware Fusion, I never really installed those virtual machines either. I have enough to do wandering through the world of Mac software, let alone mess my head up more than necessary by peering through Windows once again or exposing my Mac to viruses and other attacks to which I would rather not subject myself. The attraction to run Windows on my Mac is very low on my radar screen.

At the same time, however, I'm glad such VM software provides Mac users with that option. It's a really clever trick to make one machine believe that it something else that it is. Very heady stuff.

Mcr
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@Bowlerboy_jmb
If you already have licenses for Parallels and Fusion, I highly recommend you try out using virtual images of OS X, even if you don't care about Windows. It's a great way to try out software without worrying about harming your every day working system. Also useful if you are browsing suspect sites or downloading files you aren't sure of. click of a button , revert back to a saved image, and no harm done. I lock down my every day system as tight as I can (no Flash, HOST file that blocks advertising sites, VPN, browse only known/safe sites, etc).

I do all my experimenting and casual browsing/downloading in a virtual machine.

Bowlerboy_jmb
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@Mcr

Wow! If I get you right, then you are talking about running a virtual Mac OS X inside of a real Mac OS X machine.

What a cool idea! I don't think that I have ever read of anyone even suggesting something like that. If such a thing works, then one could actually "install" dangerous stuff like Flash inside that virtual Mac OS X machine and have a grand old time while it lasted, testing out iffy software, visiting sites will some real flashing goes on...

I see that you did mention running images of Mountain Lion and Mavericks in a vM window, but that totally went over my head, because I had been indoctrinated with the concept that using Parallels and Fusion and Boxer, I guess, was so that people could run (ugh) Windows on their Macs. To be able to run other versions of Mac OS X as a virtual machine on a real Mac computer opens up possibilities I had not considered. Thanks for the push. I'm putting it on the list of stuff to do, once I finish my eBook and website project, which must be my highest priorities right now.

cmotdibbler
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I run virtual installations of XP for the same reason I have an occasional slice of thin, round pizza (I prefer deep dish). Seriously though, there are some older scientific programs that only run in XP and occasionally I need to access those.

Feh-App-Store
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I run Win7, Visual Studio 2012 and a photon server on virtual box for work. No other viable way to do it and nice to be able to do it, in an extremely stable app for free.

JCH2 Member IconReview+392
JCH2
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Still THE best choice (well, only choice) in free virtual machine software. Been using it ever since I got stuck on a Mac... and use it on Linux machines... for the freedom to run anything I want in software.

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Version 4.3.8
JCH2
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I can also confirm that does work on Mavericks with the new version. That nonsense was Apple's fault, not Vbox.

Jazzyguy Member IconReview+3698
Jazzyguy
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It works well for me in Mavericks.

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Version 4.3.8
Larry Klein Member IconComment+16
Larry Klein
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I cannot get anything but crashes/ error messages since I installed maverick. I did reinstall the same-newest version and it worked once and not since.

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Version 4.3.0
Larry Klein
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This update seems to have fixed it for Maverick.

Larry Klein Member IconComment+16
Larry Klein
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I had to reinstall ( the same version) to get it to work with Maverick.

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Version 4.3.0
Larry Klein Member IconComment+16
Larry Klein
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I had to reinstall ( the same version) to get it to work with Maverick.

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Version 4.3.0
Egami Member IconComment+90
Egami
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I tried to give this app a shot but found it practically impossible to get it up and running. Is there a good guide to follow along somehwere?

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Version 4.3.0
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Version 4.3.14
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Version 4.3.12
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Version 4.3.12
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Version 4.3.10
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Version 4.3.10
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Version 4.3.10
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Version 4.3.6
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Version 4.3.6
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Version 4.3.4
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Version 4.3.4
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Downloads 342,840
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Type Utilities / System
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Date 16 Jul 2014
Platform Intel 64 / OS X / Intel 32
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