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Free virtualisation package: VirtualBox 4.0 review

Previous versions of Oracle’s (formerly Sun’s) VirtualBox virtualisation software have come in two flavours: the Open Source Edition and the commercial version that included certain extra features. The architecture has been revised so that the GPL’ed base package can be augmented with ‘extension packs’ that needn’t necessarily be open source. This doesn’t make a huge…

Sandbox for security

You’ll need this: Virtualbox – This virtual computer software can be found at www.virtualbox.org. Sandboxie – This free software can be downloaded from www.sandboxie.com. There are a couple of ways to isolate particular programs from Windows and your PC’s hardware preventing rogue software from doing any damage. One is to run the programs in a…

‘Virtual PVR’ service for PCs and smartphones launches

Anyone with a TiVo Foxtel IQ box or similar personal video recorder will tell you straight up that the biggest challenge is finding time to watch all the shows they’re suddenly recording. There’s only so much time you can spend sitting on the lounge even for the most fervent couch potato.A Melbourne-based company reckons it…

How to virtualize Ubuntu on Mac OS X

Step 1 – Prepare Your System In this tutorial we’re going to virtualize Ubuntu 8.10 on OS X 10.5.6 using Sun xVM VirtualBox 2.1.0. To prepare for this tutorial you should download the necessary resources: Ubuntu 8.10 Desktop CD (available here) Sun xVM VirtualBox 2.1.0 for Intel Mac (available here) This tutorial was tested on…

How to virtualize XP on Mac OS X

Step 1 – Prepare Your System In this tutorial we’re going to virtualize Windows XP Professional SP3 on OS X 10.5.6 using Sun xVM VirtualBox 2.1.0. To prepare for this tutorial you should have the necessary resources available: Sun xVM VirtualBox 2.1.0 for Intel Mac (available here) Windows XP installation media This tutorial was tested…

How to virtualize Vista on Mac OS X

Step 1 – Prepare Your System In this tutorial we’re going to virtualize Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 on OS X 10.5.6 using Sun xVM VirtualBox 2.1.0. This tutorial should also work with other versions of Windows Vista. To prepare for this tutorial you should have the necessary resources available: Sun xVM VirtualBox 2.1.0 for…