Sun Microsystems, owners of one of the leading desktop virtualization software VirtualBox announced the release of version 2.0 of xVM VirtualBox. With this new version you can now run your 64bit operating systems like Windows Vista, Red Hat Enterprise, FreeBSD 5, or Windows XP Professional x64 Edition and many more. Amongst the many innovations, this new version is said to have a new user interface for the Mac OS and performs better on AMD chips.
I’ve been using VirtualBox for a while now on my Ubuntu 8.04 with WinXP as guest, and I’m very convinced when it comes to quality/price, its the best you can get. Can’t wait to upgrade to this new version.
It is also worth mentioning that xVM VirtualBox 2.0 is free and open source, despite that Sun Microsystems acquired Innotek – the makers of VirtualBox back in Febuary this year.
Also read: How to install VirtualBox on Ubuntu.