Oracle virtualbox is an X86 virtualization package. It is developed by Sun Microsystems and distributed under either the GNU GPL or with a property license. Since it is a cross platform virtualization software it installs on Windows, Linux, Mac OS X and Solaris x86 computers. It can also create and run multiple Virtual machines and also runs different operating systems on the same computer. It is one of the most simple and powerful virtualization software in the world.

It is useful software considering its various features. Some of virtualBox notable features include its capability of running multiple operating systems simultaneously and an easier software installation facility. Before downloading it, you must be aware of the requirements it needed for smooth performance. Oracle VirtualBox needs at least 2 GB of RAM. It also needs 15 GB of free space and 2GHz processor. Browsers used are Mozilla Firefox 2.0 or higher, Internet Explorer 7 or higher, Safari 3.0 and higher or Google chrome 1.0 or higher. Adobe Acrobat reader is also an essential requirement for VirtualBox. Oracle VirtualBox has provided the users with a new platform to test and recovery of data. It is also remarkably noted that virtualization has significantly reduced hardware and electricity costs.

In order to download free software from the oracle website, you must require an Oracle Technology Network (OTN) account. After taking an account, accept the OTN license agreement to continue the downloading process. After completing this simple task, click on the appropriate version of the Oracle VirtualBox. Save the unzip files to a hard disk where there is enough space for the unzipped files too. The Oracle website highly recommends the users to use a download manager in order to complete it with maximum perfection and minimum lag. After the download process is complete. Import your file to launch Appliance Import Wizard. Click to browse to the directory you re-assembled all the files in and select the OTN_Developer_Day_VM.ova then click next> to begin importing the virtual machine. The site will make you to agree to the appropriate licenses while importing. Once the import has completed, double click the OTN Developer Days VM. Click OK to close the Virtual information dialogs. When you get to the Enterprise Linux 6 screen you can now login. Now you have installed an Oracle VirtualBox without any fault. Oracle provides two versions of VirtualBox. First of all, it provides an open source edition with missing RDP and USB support, and a commercial version that is free for evaluation or any personal use that includes the earlier features.

Virtualbox runs on a large number of 32-bit and 64-bit operating system. Virtualbox is somewhat identical in its function on all host machines. It doesn't need any particular hardware virtualization. It provides the users with a feature called Guest Addition. It is a software which can be installed in the guest system to provide integration and communication facilities. Hence we can conclude that VirtualBox is one of the significant Oracle software.