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VirtualBox is an open-source and multi-platform tool, available for Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X, as well as other operating systems, that lets you create virtual disc units where you can install a guest operating system, inside the one on your own computer, and use it as if it were actually installed.

The virtual disc where the system runs is completely customizable, and it lets you modify the virtual hardware to whatever specs you need, be it the processor, the RAM memory, or the storage capacity. You have to take into account that these take part of the actual physical resources of your computer, so you need an equipment that is powerful enough to run both the guest and host operating systems.

The program supports almost all versions of the most recent operating systems, such as Windows 10, Mac OS X Yosemite, and the latest updates of Ubuntu or any other Linux distribution. The advantages of creating virtual units are many, like using programs that are only compatible with one operating system or the other, taking the virtual modular units with you, and creating safety copies of them. In fact, an interesting feature in VirtualBox can save sessions on the operating system running on the virtual unit, so you can close it and come back exactly where you left it.
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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