Most of us know what virtual machines are but for those don't know, virtual machines are the kind of software that allow users to run other operating system within current operating system. It's the favorite for everyone to taste other operating systems without going away from main operating system. In this article I'll show you how to installPicture VM VirtualBox 5.0 in Ubuntu 15.04/14.10/Linux mint Rafaela or other derivatives.
VirtualBox team recently released VirtualBox 5.0 with several interesting features for developers and normal users both. Let's take a brief look at the new features.
What's New In VirtualBox 5.0?
"A key tool for developers and users creating cloud and local applications without the overhead of using a full server environment, Oracle VM VirtualBox runs on standard x86 desktop and laptop computers. It allows users to set up multi-platform virtual machine environments for software development, testing, and general purpose operating system (OS) virtualization, with optional runtime encryption," notes Oracle in the official announcement.
According to the changelog, the guest OS performance has been improved by leveraging built-in virtualization support, a broader set of CPU instructions is now used for the guest OS, support for USB 3.0 devices has been added, “drag and drop” of content between the host and the guest is now supported, and data can be encrypted on virtual hard disk images transparently during runtime (with AES algorithm).
How To Install VirtuaBox 5.0 In Ubuntu 15.04/14.10.14.04 Or Linux Mint 17.2 Or Other Derivatives
Visit VirtualBox official website and click the button Download VirtualBox 5.0.
After you've downloaded the file, move to the folder where the downloaded file exists and open the .deb file with Software Center and click install and your file will be installed. But sometimes in failure of installation software center does not specify the reason of failure. So it is better to install through either gdebi or from terminal.
To install from terminal, open up terminal (ctrl+alt+t) and move to the folder where VirtualBox file contained.
$ cd directory-path
Use dpkg command to install file -
$ sudo dpkg -i filename.deb
Now you're done! You've install VirualBox 5.0 successfully. In case the installation fails, terminal will specify the reason then you can easily solve the issue.
After the installation is done. If you are using Ubuntu then Virtualbox can be opened from dash.