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How to Open a VMDK File in VirtualBox

Aug 12, 2019 - Leave a Comment
How to open VMDK in VirtualBox

Need to open a VMDK file in VirtualBox? This article will show you how to setup and use a VMDK virtual machine file with VirtualBox. This particular tutorial is demonstrated on a Mac, but using a VMDK with VirtualBox this way should work the same on Windows and Linux too.

You Can Run Windows 1.0 Right Now, in a Web Browser

Apr 19, 2019 - 6 Comments
Windows 1.01 screen shot

You can run the very first version of Microsoft Windows 1.0 with almost no effort, and right in your web browser! If you’re feeling like experiencing what the Windows PC world was like in 1985, then you’re in for a real retro treat.

How to Delete a Virtual Machine in Parallels on Mac or Windows

Apr 9, 2019 - Leave a Comment
Delete a virtual machine from Parallels by right click

Need to delete a virtual machine from Parallels or Parallels Desktop Lite? Removing a virtual machine can be necessary when you’re finished using a particular environment, operating system, or VM for any reason, and it’s also common to remove unneeded virtual machines to free up disk space. Here’s how you can easily delete a virtual … Read More

How to Delete a Virtual Machine from VirtualBox

Mar 19, 2019 - 4 Comments
How to delete virtual machine from VirtualBox

Finished with a virtual machine and you want to delete it from VirtualBox? Maybe you setup a VM you no longer need, or cloned an OS VM and want to remove it, or perhaps you’re simply aiming to free up disk space by removing virtual machines from VirtualBox, whatever the reason it’s a simple process … Read More

How to Test ParrotSec Linux on a Mac with Parallels Desktop Lite

Feb 24, 2019 - 2 Comments
ParrotSec Linux running on Mac in live mode

Advanced Mac users who are interested in the world of Information Security (InfoSec) can easily test out ParrotSec Linux in live boot mode by using a virtual machine. In this particular walkthrough, we’ll show you how to quickly get ParrotSec running in live mode within the free Parallels Desktop Lite app, but if you want … Read More

How to Uninstall VirtualBox on Mac

Jan 25, 2019 - 2 Comments
How to uninstall VirtualBox from Mac

If you have previously installed VirtualBox on the Mac but no longer need the application, you may be interested in uninstalling VirtualBox completely. Because VirtualBox places application components and dependencies throughout the MacOS file system, uninstalling VirtualBox thoroughly is not just a simple matter of dragging and dropping the application into the Trash, like how … Read More

How to Install VirtualBox in MacOS Mojave if Installation Fails or Shows Kernel Driver Errors

Dec 31, 2018 - 28 Comments
Install and run Virtualbox in MacOS Mojave

If you have attempted to install VirtualBox in macOS Mojave you may have noticed the installation sometimes fails with a generic “The installation failed” error message. Then, when trying to run VirtualBox you may experience another error saying “Kernel driver not installed” and VirtualBox fails to function. We’ll cover two different resolutions to the installation/running … Read More

How to Install & Run macOS Mojave Beta in a Virtual Machine the Easy Way

Aug 28, 2018 - 13 Comments
How to install and run macOS Mojave in a virtual machine

You can easily install and run macOS Mojave beta in a virtual machine right now on a Mac, and the process is surprisingly easy, plus it’s free! This tutorial will walk you through the steps required to install macOS Mojave beta into a virtual machine environment using freely available software. It’s quite easy, so even … Read More

Run Windows 95 on MacOS as Easily as Launching an App

Aug 24, 2018 - 26 Comments
Run Windows 95 on MacOS

Have you always dreamt of running Windows 95 right now on your fancy modern Mac? Your dreams can now easily come true, thanks to a fun project that allows you to run a complete Windows 95 installation directly on MacOS as a self-contained native application. Yes really, running Windows 95 on a Mac is as … Read More

How to Run MacOS Sierra in a Virtual Machine for Free, the Easy Way

Apr 11, 2017 - 35 Comments
Run Mac OS in Virtual Machine on a Mac

Advanced Mac users may find it useful to run macOS or Mac OS X in a virtual machine atop their existing Mac operating system. Creating a virtual machine for Mac OS is now easier than ever before, and we’ll show you how to set up easy Mac virtual machines on a Mac.

How to Run Microsoft Edge Web Browser in Mac OS X

Dec 1, 2015 - 44 Comments
Microsoft Edge icon transparent

Microsoft Edge is the latest web browser from Microsoft, which aims to replace Internet Explorer in the latest versions of Windows for desktop PC, Surface, and Windows Phone. While most Mac users may not need to access or use the Microsoft Edge web browser, others in Mac OS X may require using Edge to access … Read More

How to Run Windows 10 on Mac Free with VirtualBox for Mac OS X

Mar 25, 2015 - 68 Comments

Need to run Windows 10 on a Mac? You can install and run Windows 10 in Mac OS X for free using VirtualBox and the Windows 10 Preview from Microsoft. Because this installs Windows into a virtual machine atop existing Mac system software, running Windows is basically like running any other application, which makes it … Read More

How to Run Firefox OS Simulator

Nov 16, 2012 - 7 Comments
Firefox OS Simulator

Mozilla, the makers of Firefox (yes, the web browser), are working on a mobile operating system called Firefox OS. It’s based entirely on HTML, CSS and JavaScript, and is currently at very early stages of development, with an appearance that’s kind of like iOS meets Android with a side of Ubuntu. Whether or not Firefox … Read More

How to Install & Run Ubuntu Linux in VirtualBox

Mar 27, 2012 - 28 Comments
Create a Linux VM and choose installer ISO

If you want to experiment with Linux without dual booting and potentially impacting your main operating system, the best way to do so is with virtualization. Virtualization allows you to run Linux directly atop your primary OS, whether it’s Mac OS X or Windows, in a separate virtual machine, with practically no potential for error. … Read More

Try Windows 8 Consumer Preview on a Mac with VirtualBox

Mar 3, 2012 - 35 Comments
Start the VirtualBox VM with Windows 8

You probably know by now that Windows 8 Consumer Preview was released recently. This is what Microsoft is betting their future on, combining their traditional desktop experience with the all new tiled Metro interface, aimed at tablets and portable computers. Thanks to virtualization, anyone can try Windows 8 easily right on top of their current … Read More

Run Android 4 ICS (Ice Cream Sandwich) on a Mac or PC with VirtualBox

Feb 23, 2012 - 78 Comments
Android 4 ICS VirtualBox

If you want to play around with Android 4 Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) but don’t have an Android phone or tablet, you can download the official Android SDK, or better yet, grab a preconfigured virtual machine that will run ICS in VirtualBox. Other than providing an interesting look at the primary competitor to iOS, virtual … Read More

Install & Run Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard in a Virtual Machine on top of OS X Lion

Nov 17, 2011 - 50 Comments
Mac OS X Snow Leopard running in a virtual machine on top of OS X Lion

We showed you how to run OS X Lion in a virtual machine on top of Snow Leopard, but it seems everyone wanted to know the opposite of that: how to run Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard in a VM on top of Mac OS X Lion. Follow our instructions and you’ll be up … Read More

Run Mac OS X Lion 10.7 in a Virtual Machine on Top of Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard

Nov 16, 2011 - 13 Comments
Install Lion in a VM over Snow Leopard

If you don’t want to deal with dual booting between Lion and Snow Leopard, another option is to run Mac OS X Lion in a virtual machine atop an older 10.6 Snow Leopard installation. This is not supposed to work with 10.6 without a quirky configuration, but it does, and it’s easy to do. For … Read More

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