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VirtualBox

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An easy-to-use virtualization tool

VirtualBox is a multi platform and open-source virtualization tool for Windows, Linux, Mac OS X, and other operating systems, that lets you create virtual disc units in which you can install a guest operating system within the one you normally use on your computer, using it in the same way as if it was actually installed.

The virtual unit on which the system runs is completely customizable, and lets you change the virtual hardware according to your needs, be it the processor, RAM memory, or the storage space. You need to have in mind that these take resources from your real hardware equipment, so need a powerful enough computer in order to run and interact between the host and guest operating system.

The program supports almost every version of the latest operating systems, such as Windows 10, Mac OS Yosemite, and the latest versions of Ubuntu and any other Linux distribution. The benefits of virtualization are many; the most obvious one is that you can use programs that are exclusive to a certain platform, not to mention that you can carry your virtual units wherever you want, and make safety copies of them too. In fact, an interesting feature in VirtualBox is that it lets you create instances in the guest operating system so you can resume your activity exactly where you left it the last time.
How to create snapshots on VirtualBox

The best way to do ‘experiments’ with your PC is by virtualizing them. VirtualBox is perhaps the best alternative to create hard drives to launch one operating system inside another without affecting the home machine. But what many don’t consider is the useful possibility of creating snapshots to memorize several different statuses for the same machine that can be run in just a few seconds. Let me explain a bit futher.
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How to virtualize Android-x86 on VirtualBox

The Android-x86 project has now been in effect for several months. It’s a free and open initiative to take the Android operating system to computers with AMD and Intel processors instead of limiting it to the ARM architecture that is standard on smartphones and tablets. When you use the Linux kernel, it’s possible to install and run Android natively on desktop computers. In this tutorial we’re going to virtualize Android 4.4 Kit-Kat using VirtualBox, although you can extend to a real installation of the operating system on a computer by burning the ISO onto your hard disk or running it via USB.
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