VirtualBox
VirtualBox
6.1.32
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VirtualBox overview

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, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10), DOS/Windows 3.x, Linux (2.4, 2.6, 3.x and 4.x), Solaris and OpenSolaris, OS/2, and OpenBSD.

VirtualBox is being actively developed with frequent releases and has an ever growing list of features, supported guest operating systems and platforms it runs on. VirtualBox is a community effort backed by a dedicated company: everyone is encouraged to contribute while innotek ensures the product always meets professional quality criteria.

What’s new in version 6.1.32

Updated on Jan 21 2022

  • VMM: Changed the guest RAM management when using Hyper-V to be more compatible with HVCI (bug #20627 and #20694)
  • VMM: Workaround for OS/2 guest unstability on newer AMD CPUs due to a missing TLB flush in OS/2 (bug #20625)
  • GUI: Fixed keyboard focus loss in rare circumstances when using the mini toolbar in fullscreen mode
  • Audio: Fixed accidental creation of empty debug log file when the OSS audio backend was configured
  • E1000: Fix link status reporting for certain Linux kernels (some Oracle Linux ones, probably more)
  • Unattended installation: Fixed regression introduced in 6.1.28, causing partitioning failure for Windows XP to 10 (bug #20769)
  • Solaris host: Fixed regression in installer, failed on Solaris 10
  • Solaris host: Fix packaging regression, make vboxshell.py executable
  • Linux host: Fix access to some USB devices, device class was not correctly handled (bug #20721)
  • Guest: Fixed wrong mouse position if guest is in text mode
  • Guest Control: Fixed folders copying from host to guest and from guest to host
  • Guest Control: Fixes for UNICODE handling
  • Shared Clipboard: Improved HTML content exchange between X11 and Windows guests and hosts
  • OS/2 Additions: Fixed some issues with extended attributes in the shared folders (bug #19453)
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Information

License

Free

Size

125.1 MB

Developer’s website

https://www.virtualbox.org/

Downloads

624129

App requirements

  • Intel 64
  • macOS 10.12.0 or later
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VirtualBox qualities

Value
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Features
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Reliability
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Customer support
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Michael-Vilain
Michael-Vilain
Nov 24 2021
6.1.30
0.0
Nov 24 2021
0.0
Version: 6.1.30
6.1.28 and 6.1.30 stopped working with Vagrant for different reasons on my 10.13.6 systems. I'm wondering if Oracle stopped running regression tests against this version of MacOS. I'm stuck with 6.1.26 to run my Vagrant boxes and testing.
Aargl
Aargl
Apr 30 2021
6.1.22
5.0
Apr 30 2021
5.0
Version: 6.1.22
MU> v6.1.22 still works perfectly in macOS 10.11 and I can't see any different requirement on their website. Instead, I see a neat improvement in speed since 6.1.20. I'm using it exclusively with Android-x86 guest, so of course it's a lot slower than a real Android, but it's definitely usable. Last year I've tried it with MacOS guests and it was absolutely pitiful compared to VMware Fusion.
dupap56
dupap56
Dec 7 2020
6.1.16
5.0
Dec 7 2020
5.0
Version: 6.1.16
Quite slow but can't complain at this price.
jgwestpoint1
jgwestpoint1
Dec 5 2020
6.1.16
5.0
Dec 5 2020
5.0
Version: 6.1.16
a fabulous, free, highly professional way of running Windows on a Mac. I've used it for years and can't imagine computing life without it.
Djefis
Djefis
Jun 25 2020
6.1.10
5.0
Jun 25 2020
5.0
Version: 6.1.10
Finally I found the solution to get the full screen with Linux, there is still the problem of installing it on Mac (is there anyone who knows the solution?). I'm fine with Windows. Great program ...
jgwestpoint1
jgwestpoint1
Feb 2 2020
6.1.2
5.0
Feb 2 2020
5.0
Version: 6.1.2
lets me use Win XP 1997 on my Mac Airbook 2010-2020
Aargl
Aargl
Dec 12 2019
6.1.0
5.0
Dec 12 2019
5.0
Version: 6.1.0
MU> v6.1 still works perfectly in macOS 10.11 and I can't see any different requirement on their website.
MacProCT
MacProCT
Dec 12 2019
6.1.0
4.0
Dec 12 2019
4.0
Version: 6.1.0
Virtualbox is pretty darned awesome. I've used it on both Windows and Mac host systems, to run both windows and Mac client systems. It's really been a life saver for allowing clients to continue to use outdated -- but irreplaceable -- software. Yes it does have quirks and bugs. But they are few and far between in my experience. If all you're doing is running one important outdated app, this will probably do the trick. If it doesn't, then I recommend VMWare Fusion which is less than $100.
Alvin-H
Alvin-H
Aug 18 2019
6.0.10
3.5
Aug 18 2019
3.5
Version: 6.0.10
virtualbox 6.0.10 on iMac 2019 custom SSD 1Tb, radeon pro vega 48 i experience mac os restart each install new virtual machine, windows or linux. i don't understand why is there anyone experience same problem? i think i'll buy fusion then
hlnv
hlnv
Mar 5 2019
6.0.4
0.0
Mar 5 2019
0.0
Version: 6.0.4
installation keep failing. does anyone know why? it says contact the software manufacturer for assistance but no idea whats the contact
Macinman
Macinman
Jan 16 2019
6.0.2
5.0
Jan 16 2019
5.0
Version: 6.0.2
Has anyone tried VirtualBox 6 on a 5K iMac? The one main reason I will not use VB over a commercial product such as VMware Fusion is because VirtualBpx has never played nicely with the 5K retina display. Guest graphics run extremely slow, and other glitches such dragging the guest window causes desktop loss of the guest as in the graphics didn't re-draw correct. I'm mainly talking version 5X here, but wanted to find out if anyone has used version 6 and experienced better performance. I thought I would ask and get feedback first before downloading it and not having it work any better. Thanks.
Demodit GmbH
Demodit GmbH
Jan 12 2019
6.0.0
2.5
Jan 12 2019
2.5
Version: 6.0.0
Lets me use Win10 on my Mac with macOS 10.14 (Mojave), but doesn't let me use older OS X (e.g. 10.11 or 10.9).
Virtualruffy
Virtualruffy
Dec 19 2018
6.0.0
0.0
Dec 19 2018
0.0
Version: 6.0.0
Extension pack for v6 link: https://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/6.0.0/Oracle_VM_VirtualBox_Extension_Pack-6.0.0.vbox-extpack
DragonMaster
DragonMaster
Aug 21 2018
5.2.16
5.0
Aug 21 2018
5.0
Version: 5.2.16
Forget Parallels VMware Fusion and the rest. The new VirtualBox as far as I am concerned out performs them all. It supports Mohave already without having to pay Parallels a 50$ minimum to upgrade plus a subscription. The install is easy and quick. Support from the Community quick and accurate. Updates are free! The app is Free! Why would you not use it! Beats the hell out of me!
Saneman1
Saneman1
Aug 19 2018
5.2.16
0.0
Aug 19 2018
0.0
Version: 5.2.16
There is a newer version at: https://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/5.2.18/VirtualBox-5.2.18-124319-OSX.dmg
Mondele
Mondele
Apr 6 2018
5.2.6
5.0
Apr 6 2018
5.0
Version: 5.2.6
What can be said has mostly been said, but I'll chime in. It's not quite as nice to configure as Parallels, but once it's running it's fantastic. Two-way clipboard support just works, and the granular control over the emulated hardware (how many cores, how much RAM, what size drive, etc.) makes it sweet for testing system parameters. I triple boot on my MacBook, but may toss that for using virtualized PCs. It works well with most Linuxes I throw at it (have had some issues with Linux Mint and video drivers). It works well with Windows. Parallels seems to virtualize Mac OS more smoothly. For free (I, too, was tired of the "subscription model" annual upgrade pleas/threats), I really have to try to find a problem with it. I sometimes wonder if VMWare Fusion would be worth it, for the raw device support, etc., but I understand that it can be configured in VirtualBox, with patience and Terminal-fu. In short, it does so much of what I need it to do that the commercial competitors don't have an appeal for me. I may, eventually, see if qemu is faster, but that's even more arcane, so it's not likely in the short term.
casiopeadistrict
casiopeadistrict
Feb 13 2018
5.2.6
5.0
Feb 13 2018
5.0
Version: 5.2.6
Great free virtual machine. I was using it and vmware workstation. Didin't find essential differences
Baarten
Baarten
Mar 23 2017
5.1.16
0.0
Mar 23 2017
0.0
Version: 5.1.16
Version 5.1.18 out now.
FalstaffA
FalstaffA
Jan 17 2017
5.1.12
0.0
Jan 17 2017
0.0
Version: 5.1.12
VirtualBox 5.1.14 Build 112924 is available for download as of January 17, 2017.

What's new in this version:

- VMM: fixed emulation of certain instructions for 64-bit guests on 32-bit hosts
- VMM: properly handle certain MSRs for 64-bit guests on ancient CPUs without VT-x support for MSR bitmaps (bug #13886)
- GUI: fixed a crash with multimonitor setups under certain conditions
- GUI: allow cloning of snapshots when the VM is running
- NVMe: fixed compatibility with the Storage Performance Development Kit (SPDK, bug #16368)
- VBoxSVC: fixed a crash under rare circumstances
- VBoxManage: added a sanity check to modifymedium --resize to prevent users from resizing their hard disk from 1GB to 1PB (bug #16311)
Robo-X
Robo-X
Jan 8 2017
5.1.12
0.0
Jan 8 2017
0.0
Version: 5.1.12
Used different Parallels Desktop and VMware Fusion and all of them are good but they need to be upgraded every year to be compatible with latest MacOS Versions. Since a few years back I got tired of this "subscription" based upgrades and tried VirtualBox. Works just as good but without the yearly "fee".
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