VirtualBox features and reviews of 2020

VirtualBox virtual desktop infrastructure software provides businesses with open-source x86 and AMD64 virtualization solutions.

Overview

VirtualBox goes beyond virtual desktop infrastructure solutions -- it is open-source software that focuses on offering professional solutions to enterprises and their customers. This free software runs on Linux, Macintosh, Solaris, and Windows hosts, and it supports different operating systems like Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows 8, Windows 10, DOS, Linux 2.4, OpenSolaris, Solaris, OpenBSD, and OS/2. Plus, VirtualBox can run on 32-bit and 64-bit operating systems using an Intel-based processor.

This software is a Type 2 hypervisor that provides identical functionalities on all the different host platforms. A virtual machine developed on one host operating system can run on another with ease using this software. Users can use the Open Virtualization Formation to import and export guest virtual machines when needed. VirtualBox virtual desktop infrastructure software does not require hardware virtualization. Additionally, this software can run on old hardware without the presence of Intel AMD-V or VT-X.

VirtualBox supports the multiscreen resolution, USB devices, in-built iSCSI support, guest SMP, PXE network boot, and complete ACPI support. This software supports the management of guest virtual machines running on different platforms, and it enables users to access files from the host operating system with the virtual machine of a guest. Users can organize individual and collective virtual machines. Also, VirtualBox allows enterprises to save information on guest virtual machines.

This software allows users to access any remotely running guest virtual machine with ease. VirtualBox virtual desktop infrastructure software does not rely on the built-in RDP server for Microsoft Windows, but it supports it. This open-source software allows users to perform the same operations on both individual and group virtual machines.

Product Details

VirtualBox virtual desktop infrastructure software allows users to create snapshots that save the state of a virtual machine. Users can restore a shot to revert to the saved state at any period, and they can have different collected forms to restore them at any time. This software allows users to make and erase changes made to a virtual machine. Plus, users do not need to reinstall the operating system of their guests or back up the files of a virtual machine manually.

VirtualBox virtual desktop infrastructure software enables enterprises to run programs from a virtual machine seamlessly. Users can break out of the operating system window of their guests and place them on the desktop of their host operating system. This software's seamless functionality allows users to run critical operating systems on their different platforms. Besides, businesses need to install an additional package inside their virtual machine to use this seamless functionality.

VirtualBox virtual desktop infrastructure software provides users with 3D acceleration. This software supports 3D graphics, and it allows users to enable the Windows Aero desktop effects in the virtual machines. The 3D support is not automatically enabled, so users can install it when they need it. Additionally, VirtualBox does not support current 3D games, but it allows users to play less demanding and older 3D games with ease.

VirtualBox virtual desktop infrastructure software supports the use of USB device connections. Users can expose their computers to the virtual machine by connecting USB devices to it. Users need to enable the USB support in the settings window of the virtual machine to connect to any USB device of their choice. Besides, this software supports other variety of tools like CD devices, DVD devices, and different types of USB devices.

VirtualBox virtual desktop infrastructure software enables users to set up shared folders. Users can access these shared folders on both the guest operating system and the host operating system. This software allows users to use network file sharing to make files and documents accessible inside the virtual machine. Businesses use this functionality to share documents with their employees and clients seamlessly. VirtualBox supports multiple operating systems, and users can configure this functionality to allow access to the shared folders to specific people.

VirtualBox virtual desktop infrastructure software allows users to load multiple guest operating systems under a host operating system. This software enables each guest to independently pause, start, or stop within its virtual machine. Users can configure different virtual machines and run them under any software platform of their choice. Guest operating systems, host operating systems and applications can directly communicate with each other. Also, users can configure guest virtual machines to communicate directly with each other.

VirtualBox virtual desktop infrastructure software allows users to share clipboards between host and guest operating systems. By default, the copy and paste functionality do not work, but users can configure it properly to work. This software allows users to transfer files quickly from host OS to the guest OS and vise versa. Plus, this share clipboard functionality is disabled by default because it reduces the friction of making use of software inside a virtual machine.

VirtualBox virtual desktop infrastructure software enables users to clone a virtual machine. Users can make a copy of a virtual machine on this software without running into problems. This software ensures that the virtual machine and its clone don't conflict with each other.

VirtualBox allows users to run server software inside a virtual machine by setting up port forwarding. This functionality enables the server software to be reachable from outside the virtual machine. Besides, users can opt to directly connect the virtual machine to the network using NAT or NAT alongside port forwarding.

VirtualBox virtual desktop infrastructure software enables users to run a virtual machine on a remote system or server. Users can allow remote display for a virtual machine and access it from another device. Enterprises can remotely access their virtual machine in Windows and other RDP viewers without needing any software.

Recap

VirtualBox virtual desktop infrastructure software is a complete virtualizer for x86 and AMD64 hardware, and it supports different desktops, servers, and operating systems. This software, which is free and open-source, can load multiple operating systems under a single host OS. VirtualBox supports the development and management of guest virtual machines on Linux, Windows, Solaris, BSD, and OS/2.