How to install Oracle VM VirtualBox on Ubuntu

VirtualBox is a free Open Source x86 and AMD64/Intel64 virtualization software for Windows, Linux, Macintosh, and Solaris. It is released under the terms of the GNU General Public License (GPL) version 2.it supports a large number of guest operating systems. It does not require the hardware virtualization to run the guest operating system. you can run even on older hardware where these features are not present. It supports Guest multiprocessing (SMP), USB device,Hardware compatibility,Full ACPI support, Multiscreen resolutions, Built-in iSCSI support and PXE Network boot.


 Install Oracle VM VirtualBox on Ubuntu

Oracle VM VirtualBox is available as a deb package file for Ubuntu system. you can download the latest version of Oracle VM VirtualBox for your computer according to your OS and system architecture. (32bit or 64bit) from below link.

Download Oracle VM VirtualBox for Linux

After that install the downloaded deb package file with your favorite package installer. Here we using GDebi Package Installer to install Oracle VM VirtualBox. If you don’t have GDebi Package Installer just install it with the below command in your terminal app.

sudo apt install gdebi

You can also install GDebi from Ubuntu software center.After the installation, right click on the downloaded VirtualBox .deb file and select open with other software and choose GDebi Package Installer. Then click install Package. It will install Oracle VM VirtualBox on your system. If needed enter your Ubuntu password. That’s all.

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Then click the show applications in the Ubuntu Gnome dock and type Oracle VM VirtualBox in the search box and click Oracle VM VirtualBox to open it. For Unity you can search Oracle VM VirtualBox from Ubuntu dash.

 

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