- Installing the software
- Allocating resources for guest systems
- Installing Windows 10 and Linux in VirtualBox
- Forwarding ports for services
- Exploring the virtual machine window
- Command-line options
- Networking with VirtualBox
- Modifying disks and memory
Skill Level Intermediate
- [Scott] If you have a PC and you need to do Linux development or if you have a Mac and need to run some Windows software it might feel like you're a little stuck. Do you buy another computer and switch back and forth? Well you could, but in many cases, there's an easier, less expensive solution, a virtual machine. A virtual machine is software that acts like a real computer. VirtualBox from Oracle is a convenient tool for creating virtual machines on your laptop or desktop computer. These virtual machines can be used for testing, learning, or for using software that doesn't work on your primary platform, while keeping your real computer safe from changes.
I'm Scott Simpson, and in this course I'll cover what virtualization and VirtualBox are and we'll take a look at installing first Windows, then Linux in a virtual machine. After that, we'll move onto exploring some of the features of VirtualBox that work with any guest operating system. And I'll show you how to manage virtual machines that already exist. Before we finish up, I'll cover some common troubleshooting issues that you should know about. VirtualBox is a useful tool for students, testers, developers, and more. So let's have a look.