VirtualBox is a powerful feature-rich high performing virtualization product meant for the x86 and AMD64/Intel 64
computers that are used at home and also in enterprises. It is developed by Oracle Corporation. It is open source
software available freely under the GNU general Public License version 2.
The original version was first released by Innotek VirtualBox which was taken over by Sun Microsystems in 2008. Oracle took reins of Sun Microsystems in 2010 and runs under the name of Oracle VM VirtualBox.
VirtualBox is installed on an existing operating systems and runs on Windows, Linux, Solaris and Macintosh operating systems which support guest virtual machines that include Solaris and Open Solaris, OS/2Linux, versions of Windows including latest Windows 10, OpenBSD and many more. VirtualBox is user friendly and offers many features that are common to commercial packages and allows shared folders that can be accessed within the operating system that is currently running.