VirtualBox

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Downloading VirtualBox

Here, you will find links to VirtualBox binaries and its source code.

For a detailed explanation about the differences between VirtualBox and VirtualBox OSE, please take a look at the Editions page.

User manual

The VirtualBox User Manual is included in the VirtualBox release below. If, however, you would like to take a look at it without having to install the whole thing, you can download it in PDF format here:

You will need a PDF reader such as  Adobe Reader to view this file. Most Linux systems will have a PDF reader installed by default.

VirtualBox binaries

The VirtualBox binaries are available free of charge for personal and evaluation use. By downloading from the below links, you agree to the terms and conditions set forth by the VirtualBox Personal Use and Evaluation License (PUEL).

Please note that the package architecture must fit your host operating system architecture. So if you are running a 32-bit kernel on a 64-bit capable CPU you have to install the 32-bit version (x86/i386). On the other hand you must install the AMD64 version (this is the same as x86_64) if your host kernel is 64-bit!

Warning: saved states and snapshots are not compatible between different versions of VirtualBox. Merge all snapshots, restore all saved states and shutdown all VMs properly before attempting to upgrade.

  • VirtualBox 1.5.4 for Windows hosts  x86 | AMD64 (only on Windows x64!)
  • VirtualBox 1.5.4 for Linux Hosts:
  • Debian-based Linux distributions: Add one of the following lines according to your distribution to your /etc/apt/sources.list:
    deb http://www.virtualbox.org/debian gutsy non-free
    deb http://www.virtualbox.org/debian feisty non-free
    deb http://www.virtualbox.org/debian edgy non-free
    deb http://www.virtualbox.org/debian dapper non-free
    deb http://www.virtualbox.org/debian etch non-free
    deb http://www.virtualbox.org/debian sarge non-free
    deb http://www.virtualbox.org/debian xandros4.0-xn non-free
    
    The innotek public key for apt-secure can be downloaded  here. You can add this key with
    sudo apt-key add innotek.asc
    
    or combine downloading and registering:
    wget -q http://www.virtualbox.org/debian/innotek.asc -O- | sudo apt-key add -
    

The key fingerprint is

6947 BD50 026A E8C8 9AC4  09FD 390E C3FF 927C CC73
innotek GmbH (archive signing key) <info@innotek.de>

You will need to install some additional libraries on your Linux system in order to run VirtualBox - in particular, you will need libxalan-c, libxerces-c and version 5 of libstdc++. How to install these will depend on the Linux distribution you are using.

See the changelog for what has changed. Older versions of VirtualBox can be found on this separate page.

VirtualBox Open Source Edition (OSE)

The VirtualBox OSE sources are available free of charge under the terms and conditions of the GNU General Public License, Version 2. By downloading from the below links, you agree to these terms and conditions.

  • Checking out from our Subversion server.
svn co http://virtualbox.org/svn/vbox/trunk vbox

After checking out, you should have a look at the build instructions.

Please note that the Open Source Edition does not include an installer or setup utilities, as it is mainly aimed at developers and Linux distributors. We do request that anyone intending to redistribute the Open Source Edition contact us first. Please also take a look at our licensing FAQ, in particular regarding the use of the name VirtualBox.

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