VirtualBox

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    77 * Reasonably powerful '''x86 hardware.''' Any recent Intel or AMD processor should do. 
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    9  * '''Memory.''' Depending on what guest operating systems you want to run, you will need at least 512 MB of RAM (but probably more, and the more the better). Basically, you will need whatever your host operating system needs to run comfortably, plus the amount that the guest operating system needs. So, if you want to run Windows XP on Windows XP, you probably won't enjoy the experience much with less than 1 GB of RAM. If you want to try out Windows Vista in a guest, it will refuse to install if it is given less than 512 MB RAM, so you'll need that for the guest alone, plus the memory your operating system normally needs. 
     9 * '''Memory.''' Depending on what guest operating systems you want to run, you will need at least 512 MB of RAM (but probably more, and the more the better). Basically, you will need whatever your host operating system needs to run comfortably, plus the amount that the guest operating system needs. So, if you want to run Windows 8.1 on Windows 7, you probably won't enjoy the experience much with less than 2 GB of RAM. Check the minimum RAM requirements of the guest operating system, they often will refuse to install if it is given less. Sometimes it malfunctions instead. So you'll need that for the guest alone, plus the memory your operating system normally needs. 
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    11  * '''Hard disk space.''' While !VirtualBox itself is very lean (a typical installation will only need about 30 MB of hard disk space), the virtual machines will require fairly huge files on disk to represent their own hard disk storage. So, to install Windows XP, for example, you will need a file that will easily grow to several GB in size.  
     11 * '''Hard disk space.''' While !VirtualBox itself is very lean (a typical installation will only need about 30 MB of hard disk space), the virtual machines will require fairly huge files on disk to represent their own hard disk storage. So, to install Windows 8, for example, you will need a file that will easily grow to several 10 GB in size.  
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    13  * A supported '''host operating system.''' Presently, we support Windows (XP and later), many Linux distributions, Mac OS X, Solaris and !OpenSolaris. 
     13 * A supported '''host operating system.''' Presently, we support Windows, many Linux distributions, Mac OS X, Solaris and !OpenSolaris. Check the user manual of the !VirtualBox version you are using which versions are supported. For the latest !VirtualBox version, see [/manual/ch01.html#hostossupport/ manual], 
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    1515 * A supported '''guest operating system.''' Besides the user manual (see below), up-to-date information is available at "[wiki:"Guest_OSes" Status: Guest OSes]". 

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