VirtualBox
VirtualBox
6.1.18

4.6

VirtualBox free download for Mac

VirtualBox for Mac

21 January 2021

x86 virtualization software.

What is VirtualBox for Mac

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 VirtualBox

Version 6.1.18:
  • Nested VM: Fixed hangs when executing SMP nested-guests under certain conditions on Intel hosts
  • OCI integration: Cloud Instance parameters parsing is improved on import
  • Network: UDP checksum offloading in e1000 no longer produces zero checksums
  • Network: Fixed Host-Only Ethernet Adapter DHCP, guest os can not get IP on host resume
  • NAT: Fixed mss parameter handing
  • macOS host: Multiple optimizations for BigSur
  • Audio: Fixed issues with audio playback after host goes to sleep
  • Documentation: Some content touch-up and table formatting fixes
  • Linux host and guest: Support kernel version 5.10
  • Solaris host: Fix regression breaking VGA text mode since version 6.1.0
  • Guest Additions: Fixed a build failure affecting CentOS 8.2-2004 and later
  • Guest Additions: Fixed a build failure affecting Linux kernels 3.2.0 through 3.2.50
  • Guest Additions: Fixed a VM segfault on copy with shared clipboard with X11
  • Shared Folder: Fixed error with remounting on Linux guests

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How would you rate VirtualBox?
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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).
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  • macOS 10.12.0 or later
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