Computers are made to take one operating system at a time. There are times that you may need to use some application available on one os while you have another. Virtualbox is a software by Oracle VM made to make all this happen. It is capable of converting, for instance, Windows Operating System into a Mac Os. This means that while still using windows and all the applications that are powered by Windows, you can also access and install those powered by Mac. It’s like having two computers in one. Unlike in the case where you have installed two programs on one computer but you are required to reboot your computer to access the other operating system, with VirtualBox, it’s not the same.
How VirtualBox works
Virtualbox is the ultimate way to have all your favorite software on one computer. It is made to act as hardware and that way its able to accommodate an extra program other than the one you are initially using. The added program processes slower than the initial one but compared to rebooting method, it’s much better. The processing of other applications is slower only because it does not rely directly on the hardware but on the VirtualBox to do all the work. Say for example your computer has Mac OS as the main program and you added windows through the VirtualBox. Mac OS in technical terminology is the host while Windows is the guest.
When it comes to compatibility, VirtualBox is compatible with the major programs. Unlike software that can only add a program performance such as that of windows on Mac OS only and not the other way round, VirtualBox goes both ways. You can make a Mac OS take windows program and a windows program take Mac OS program for free.
Key feature and benefits
Oracle VM VirtualBox is free software and does not give you any limitation to any of the tools. You never have to pay a single cent to install or operate it. Furthermore, VirtualBox runs independently as a guest without interrupting the performance of the pre-existing program. This means that for it to operate you don’t have to remove the other program.
VirtualBox also has a snapshot feature that can help you restore the program. Whenever you want to revert changes made, you can do so using the snapshots at any time. With VirtualBox, you get to increase the guest system performances. It does so by installing software that tightens integration for more streamlined communication.
There are very few software of it kind and VirtualBox being free to install and use, it becomes very competitive. It works fine on different programs such as Windows, Mac OS, and Linux. The software is available for download from different platforms. It might be a little complicated installing it but once you have installed, it’s very easy to operate. Of course, with the program such as windows that requires licensing, you will have to pay for the license if you don’t have one.