x86 virtualization solution - Qt based user interface
  20 reviews

VirtualBox is a free x86 virtualization solution allowing a wide range of x86 operating systems such as Windows, DOS, BSD or Linux to run on a Linux system.

This package provides the Qt based graphical user interface for VirtualBox.
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jsmac 1 month ago

This is pretty amazing. I switched over to Linux from Windows about four months ago. It's been a bit painful because there are some apps that I just need to use - Microsoft Office in particular. I watched NetworkChuck's video "You need to learn virtual machines right now." It was extremely beneficial in seeing how to tweak some settings to make things work (even though he was running it on Win10 and I'm using Mint, most of the stuff applied). Once you get an OS installed, be sure to run Guest Additions under Devices to get more access to screen resolutions. It took a couple hours of tweaking but I now have a usable copy of Win10 that I can run in Linux to get access to apps that I need. I don't recommend for gaming - it'll be a bit too slow. But for light to medium tasks, it should be fine if you have a relatively fast and newer computer. One other note: my edition of Mint came with Vbox already installed. It's a much older version than the latest on the developer's website. But I recommend sticking with the version from the Software store in Mint. It's been tested and tweaked to work with your version of Mint. Anything else might be unstable.

Vertical 2 months ago

Blown away that you can launch other OS'es from such app! For my basic purposes it works well and didn't require much setup at all. Unfortunately not useable for most of gaming but as a lightweight, easy to use VM, it does it's job well.

MxIceT 1 year ago

If set-up properly an amazing piece of software. runs MacOs like a charme

recki 1 year ago

Please, Help Me !!! Failed to open a session for the virtual machine Ubuntu Server. VT-x is not available (VERR_VMX_NO_VMX). Result Code: NS_ERROR_FAILURE (0x80004005) Component: ConsoleWrap Interface: IConsole {872da645-4a9b-1727-bee2-5585105b9eed}

Disil07 1 year ago

Good virtualization program for running other OS in Linux Mint. Unfortunately it takes a long time to install on LM21.

norse 2 years ago

Buggy as hell...terrible settings, no way to change to a dark mode... does random tasks when you never told it to, can't shut down properly. Disinstalled after 2 failed installs - do not recommend.

lericony 2 years ago

Recht einfach zu bedienen, tut seinen Dienst

mahadebdf 2 years ago

Best Softwar

Zomman 2 years ago

Its a good virtualization app if you don't wanna spend the time installing qemu or paying for VMware however the performance can be slow on my VMs probably because of my PC

didar 2 years ago

The best virtualization choice. It works good, but crashes sometimes or uses much resources.

cyrok 2 years ago

Es funktioniert wie erwartet

midtempo 3 years ago

I love Virtualbox but I have some useful input for people who might have reinstalled Linux Mint and found that their Virtual Box will no longer run their previously saved machine. The version that comes with Linux Mint is actually "virtualbox-qt" which is different from Oracle's version which is called "virtualbox-6.1". If you were running machines in the virtualbox-6.1 and, when reinstalling Virtualbox, installed virtualbox-qt instead, you won't be able to run those machines. Make sure you are running the correct version of Virtualbox and stick to that version through any upgrades. See for details.

ViennaHardRocker 3 years ago

Works very well!

josta 3 years ago

Ich mag dieses Programm und vor allem macht es eines: funktionieren.

stefeno 3 years ago

After upgrade from LinuxMint 19.3 to 20.04, now with new version of VB, it has stopped to run. I've tried every thing, reinstalled old version too, but nothing!

vahidbeh 3 years ago

after updating the kernel to (5.4.0-37) it stops working. if that happened, install virtualbox 6 from Oracle website.

dmason 3 years ago

This open-source software does what other programs charge hundreds of dollars for on Windows and Mac! I highly recommend this software for running Windows programs. For Installation, I also recommend you download VBox here from the store (Mintinstall) as it's stability has been thoroughly tested. It’s always riskier to download software from the website in the browser than install from the store because it has not been tested by the maintainers and your OS is more likely to break. This version seems to get the job done. Thanks for reading!

Markel 3 years ago

INSTALL: Installs with one click! Adds a beautiful, high resolution icon where expected to Menu. USAGE: Launches flawlessly right into the application. By default it stores files to your home directory so it's easy to compartmentalize. UPDATES: It's old. As of March 21, 2020, the most recent version on the website is 6.0.18 but the most recent one in the Mint Shop is 5.2.34 from Oct 15, 2019. The most recent 5.x one is 5.2.38 released on Feb 21, so it's not even the most updated 5.x. DESCRIPTION: The short description is jargony and the full description in the store is even worse. If you don't know what this app does, reading the description won't help you. The icon in the store is beautiful, but the screenshot is with an Ubuntu host so not accurate.

PlazmaKG 3 years ago

Virtual Box is extremmely powerful software and I really like it. This package provides version 5 though, if you want the newest, more updated version, get the .deb file off of Oracle's website.

FinixFighter 4 years ago

The best app for trying new OSs!