Sun Microsystem’s VirtualBox!


I’ve been using this recently, and I love it!
It is simply outstanding.

For those that don’t know about computers much, let me explain.

Every computer runs an operating system, without an operating system it’s just a box of fancy cords, and spinning drives.

One of the most common operating systems is Windows XP, you may very well be using it at this very moment. It’s the one with the button in the corner saying ‘Start.’

Then there is Linux, which there are many, many different versions made by different people. Two examples of some of the most popular Linux systems are Ubuntu and Mandrivia. Plus Linux is FREE! Most Linux systems are OpenSource and free to download.

Then there is the Mac OSX, which is legally only allowed to run on a Mac computer. But I stuck it here as another example of an operating system.

Anyways!

What VirtualBox does is lets you run Multiple operating systems on your computer.

To your right is a picture of my themed Windows XP desktop with Windows 7 and Ubuntu 9.10 running on my computer.

Why would you want to do this?

Firstly it makes your computer very compatible, you can run Linux programs, new Windows 7 only programs like the new Movie Maker.

Secondly if you are thinking of upgrading or changing your computer’s operating system you can test it before installing it fully.

For those that have no idea about operating systems, and barely can use what they have, don’t bother with VirtualBox, it’s really only for people that know how to use computers . . .

The best thing is that VirtualBox is for all the operating systems, If you have a Mac you can use it, if you have Windows you can use it and if you have Linux you can use it.

It’s recommended that you have at least 2GB of RAM (Random Access Memory) to use this.

Compatible with: Windows, Linux, Mac

Download it at this website:
www.virtualbox.org

SIZE: 70 Megabytes
TYPE: EXE


Here’s a list of the operating systems mentioned in this post:

Windows XP

Windows 7

Mac OSX

Ubuntu


Mandrivia

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