When using a virtual machine, there are times when you need to share files between the host and the guest. Learn how you can do so on both VMware and VirtualBox.
It is easy to setup a virtual operating system with VirtualBox, but sharing USB and network devices in VirtualBox is not as straightforward. Learn how to do so here.
The best way to access Windows from your Linux desktop is to create a virtual machine. Here’s how you can install Windows in VirtualBox on Linux.
Old games don’t work in modern OS because their codes are obsolete and no longer supported. Here are a few tricks to still play old games in Windows 10.
VirtualBox and VMware are two of the most popular virtualization apps you can get for your PC. Here is how both of them perform and which one you should use
While restoring your Virtualbox VM, you may come across a UUID that does not match the error message. Here’s how to change the UUID in Virtualbox HHDs.
One common error in Virtualbox is the lack of hard drive space in the virtual machine. Here’s how to increase Virtualbox hard drive space with Clonezilla.
To run Mac apps on Linux, you’ll need some sort of virtual machine or translation layer. You can either make use of Virtualbox or Darling translation layer.
Guest Additions in VirtualBox is an important tool to fix issues in the guest operating system. Learn how you can install Guest Additions in Virtualbox.
If you’re running Ubuntu in VirtualBox and it’s constantly freezing, trying to figure out what the problem is can be an exercise in frustration.
Apple has always made it hard to install their operating system on non-Apple hardware. However, it is possible to install macOS on VirtualBox. Here’s how.
iTunes is the primary way that Apple users use to access their music, but it is not available for Linux. Learn how you can access your Apple Music in your Linux machine.
Virtualbox allows you to run a virtual machine on your PC. This shows how to install Virtualbox on Ubuntu and install and run virtual machine on your PC.
It is easy to boot from ISO files or a CD/DVD drive in Virtualbox, but what about a USB drive? This guide shows you how to boot from a USB drive in VirtualBox.
VirtualBox is one of the simplest tools for virtual machines. Learn how to make the most of it by importing and exporting VMs with OVA files.
Virtualization allows you to test your software in a secure environment. These are our favorite free virtualization software for Windows 10.
If you have a need to free up more storage space, here are the steps to shrink a VirtualBox VM and reclaim storage space taken up by the guest OS.
When you are new to Linux, one of the problems you will face is which apps to use. With millions of Linux apps, the choice is certainly not easy. Here are 8 essential Linux apps to get you settled in quickly.
If you are keen to take the latest version of Android for a spin on your desktop computer, here is how to run Android in a virtual machine.
For testing it is recommended to use a virtual machine so any fatal changes won’t affect your main system. Here are some virtual machines for Windows 10 that you can use.
If you’re looking to migrate from VirtualBox to VMware or vice versa, here’s how to convert virtual machines so you can take them with you.
Windows 10 Technical Preview is finally ready for testing. Here is how you can download, install and test out Windows 10.
Can you run VirtualBox on your computer and then run another instance of VirtualBox inside that one? Find out the answer here.
If you want to access shared folder in Virtualbox with Ubuntu guest, here is how you can do so.
Virtualbox is a useful application that allows you to run another operating system in your Ubuntu. Here, we will show you how you can setup your Ubuntu so you can log directly into the Virtual Machine from the login screen.
If you are not able to install guest additions in Ubuntu 12.10 guest in Virtualbox, here’s the fix.
However, if you are using it as frequent as me, you will find that the 20GB of storage space get filled up very quickly. If you are looking to increase the virtual hard disk size, here is how you can do it.
The open-source WebOS project from HP may not be as popular as Android or iOS, but it is definitely still active and surviving. For those who are keen to test it without having a TouchPad, here is how you can run the WebOS emulator in Linux.
If you do not own an Android phone, or that your phone has not been upgraded to Android 4.0 (Ice-cream sandwich) or you just plain curious how Android 4.0 running on a desktop will look like, here is your chance to find out now. The Android-x86 project, which brings the Android OS to x86 desktop, […]
I installed Ubuntu Natty on my Virtualbox (Ubuntu guest on Ubuntu host) and the first problem that greeted me when I boot up is the 16-bit display error message: The virtual machine window is optimized to work in 32 bit color mode but the virtual display is currently set to 16 bit. Please open the […]
Out of the many virtualization software, VirtualBox is my personal favorite. It is lightweight, run fast and support a great deal of OSes (including Mac Snow Leopard). The latest release of VirtualBox 4.0 brings even more changes to the already useful software. This is a major release and it added plenty of new features as […]
Windows 7 came with a very interesting feature called Windows XP mode. This feature allows you to setup a Windows XP virtual machine inside Windows 7 and execute any Windows XP’s program from it. If you are an advanced user, for sure you know about VirtualBox, which has been covered plenty of times in Make […]
Ubuntu is all the rage lately in the tech world. While Linux has been largely an operating system for hobbyists and geeks, its popularity is growing with every new release of Ubuntu. From its simple installation to its touch screen friendliness and built in social networking features, Ubuntu is more viable an option today than […]
If you want to test drive a Linux distro, what will you usually do? Download the ISO file, burn it into a CD/USB drive and boot it up in your PC. Alternatively, you can also run the ISO file in virtual machine such as Virtualbox or VMWare. What if you are not a geek and […]
For regular users of Virtualbox, you will notice that whenever you run your VM, there will be the menu bar and status bar that prevent you from running at the maximum resolution (other than seamless mode). This can be a frustrating thing, especially when you are running your VM on a netbook, where every inches […]
As we walk in the year 2010, Operating systems are not machine specific anymore. Google chrome OS has launched which marks a new era in the beginning of cloud based Operating system. But sometimes the cloud can be a little difficult to maintain, especially when you prefer using a USB stick for doing your day […]
Linux Live CDs have long been well known as a handy tool in PC repair. Personally I’ve used Linux CDs dozens of times to repair Windows problems, from virus scans to file retrieval to partition adjustments. As great as Live CDs are, they still have a few drawbacks, like an inability to save any new […]
Virtualbox is an excellent application to have if you’re looking to try out new operating systems and/or are generally interested in virtualisation for the many benefits it offers. Make Tech Easier has extensively covered VirtualBox a couple of times earlier and we are great fans of this cross platform, open source application. One thing which VirtualBox […]
For some of you who have setup Windows Vista as the guest VM in your Ubuntu Virtualbox, you might have some difficulties in getting the Vista guest to access the shared folder in your Ubuntu host. If you are having this problem, here is the way to mount the shared folder on your Vista guest.
While creating a virtual machine in Virtualbox is an easy task, sharing the virtual machine across different OS is not. If you are dual-booting your computer and have created a virtual machine in one of the OS partition, due to the difference in file structure among the different OS, you will not be able to […]