Hi all bloggers! A few days ago I tried to look for ideas and solve problems, how the hell to try to install the operating system without abandoning the old operating system. Or in other words to try first and then wear. And I'm more interested in trying to install Windows 7 on my computer but I do not want to leave my old Windows XP (to be fall in love), after hunting fro finally met its software is Virtual Box from Oracle that really help us solve the ideas and issues I faced, yes! Install a virtual, it is the solution. And one advantage of Virtual Box is able to support almost any operating system such as Windows (NT 4.0, 2000, XP, Server 2003, Vista, Windows 7), DOS / Windows 3. x, variants of Linux (2.4 and 2.6), Solaris and OpenSolaris, and OpenBSD. I do so to review and share about Virtual Box. What and How Virtual Box it?
Okay, I want to explain what it is Virtual Box. Virtual Box is an open source virtualization software licensed by Oracle (Formerly license owned by SUN), this software serves as a virtual machine on an operating system. Or the OS over the OS. So we can install an operating system on an operating system without adding or changing to an existing operating system. And the Virtual Box software is open source software under the GNU General Public License (GPL) which means the software is free but with the terms and conditions apply.
Presently, VirtualBox can run on Windows, Linux, Macintosh and OpenSolaris hosts and supports a large number of guest operating systems including but not limited to Windows (NT 4.0, 2000, XP, Server 2003, Vista, Windows 7), DOS / Windows 3. X, Linux (2.4 and 2.6), Solaris and OpenSolaris, and OpenBSD.
The picture above is an Operating System that I run Windows 7 OS on a Windows XP OS. Meaning: When my computer is running Windows 7 on Windows XP, Now with the help of this software you can open and run Windows7 while simultaneously Windows XP! Great right! Thus I do not necessarily have to remove my old Windows XP to try Windows7 new. There is an operating system under operating system. Actually I am a bit overwhelmed by how to explain the logic to you, lets practice for better think,,,
- You can simply download the VirtualBox software for free from the official website here!
- Open and Install Software and follow the installation instructions to completion.
- Once completed open the software, and start by creating a new operating system settings. Not too complicated, I guess everyone could do it.
- Well, after all settings done in accordance with what we need. It was not until we began to mount / insert the CD
- Windows7 to perform the installation on Virtual Box virtual.
- Done, and then we try to run Windows 7.
PC hardware any circumstances do not seem too heavy to run this software. Expenses total RAM when I run this software, and the virtual system I also use Corel to draw, approximately at 1 Gb. Processor load is not too big.
This software is very similar to the Software VMware virtualization software, which is already quite famous. But VMware is not free to be enjoyed by everyone, alias paid. While the Oracle xVM software is free alias free, anyone can enjoy this software. The more I like is the size of the installer software is relatively small, ie around 75 MByte. Not too big to carry around in a USB flash.