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You Can Now Run VirtualBox on Apple Silicon (M1 / M2)

Oct 22, 2022 - 23 Comments
VirtualBox on Apple Silicon Macs

Mac VirtualBox users will be happy to know that VirtualBox now runs natively on Apple Silicon ARM processors, including the M1 and M2. VirtualBox is virtualization software that allows you to run other operating systems in containers on your Mac directly from the application, for example you can run Linux or Windows directly within VirtualBox, … Read More

How to Connect USB Devices to macOS VirtualBox VM

Jul 2, 2022 - 1 Comment
How to Connect USB Devices to macOS Virtual Machine

Did you manage to set up a macOS virtual machine on your Windows PC only to realize that your USB devices aren’t showing up in it? While running macOS in a guest environment with a tool like VirtualBox is one thing, configuring it and making proper use of all the available features is another.

How to Run Windows 11 on M1 Mac, for Free

Apr 14, 2022 - 53 Comments

If you want to run Windows 11 on your M1 Mac, you can now do that, and perhaps best of all, you can run Windows 11 in a virtual machine on the M1 Mac entirely for free. We’ll be covering how to install, setup, and run Windows 11 ARM on any Apple Silicon Mac, whether … Read More

How to Install macOS Big Sur in VirtualBox on Windows

Jul 15, 2021 - 92 Comments
How to Install macOS Big Sur Using VirtualBox on Windows

Are you interested in running macOS Big Sur or Monterey from a Windows PC? If you don’t want to spend money on a Mac, you can use a virtual machine and still try out macOS, thanks to VirtualBox.

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

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

Mar 25, 2015 - 73 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 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

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

VMware vs Parallels: Parallels 6 blows away competition

Dec 19, 2010 - 6 Comments

If you were wondering whether to get Parallels 6 or VMware for virtualization, then some recent tests by MacTech may have the answer for you. In a series of benchmarks pitting the new Parallels 6 vs VMware Fusion 3.1, Parallels is the hands-down winner. In 84% of the tests performed, Parallels 6 beat the competition … Read More

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