VirtualBox is open-source multi-platform virtualization software that can be installed on any operating system that allows several guest operating systems to be installed and run on the same computer.
For example, if you install it on your Linux system, you can run the Windows XP operating system as a guest operating system or run the Linux operating system on your Windows system. This allows you to install and run as many guest operating systems as you want.
After you install Oracle VM VirtualBox on your Linux system, you need to install the Extension Pack to use the virtual machines more efficiently.
Recently, Oracle has released the latest version of Virtualbox 6.0, the latest version of Virtualbox, with many important changes and new features added to it.
What’s New in Virtualbox 6.0
- Added support for exporting the virtual machine to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure.
- An important modification of the user interfaces with the simple and trouble-free configuration of virtual machines.
- A new file manager allows the user to manage the guest file system and copy files between the guest and the guest.
- An important update of the emulation of 3D graphics devices for Linux guests.
- The vboximg mount utility for hosts allows users to access the contents of guest disks on the host computer.
- Added support for using Hyper-V on Windows host.
How to Install Extension Pack
If you need additional functionality such as VirtualBox RDP, PXE, E1000 supported ROM, and USB 2.0 Host Controller, you must download and install the VirtualBox Extension Pack using the wget command below.
To install the extension package, you can start the installation by double-clicking vbox-extpack after downloading it.
If not, open VirtualBox -> Preferences -> Extensions to add the Extension Pack.
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