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xVM VirtualBox supports Mac OS, Solaris, more

updated 12:55 pm EDT, Fri May 9, 2008

xVM VirtualBox 1.6 update

Sun Microsystems on Friday introduced a new update for xVM VirtualBox, adding support for Mac OS X and Solaris, making it the first open sourcevirtual machine to support both operating systems. According to The Inquirer, Sun is offering both a free open source version which has no usage restrictions, as well as a free licensed version with more features for individual home users. Business customers are required to pay for licenses, should they want the full version.

The new version also supports up to 32 SATA hard drives per virtual machine, PAE support for guests, Web Services API, and significant improvements to scalability.

by MacNN Staff



  1. bobolicious

    Joined: Dec 1969


    The missing cost????

    Great to know it's available however the licence fee for business use seems impossible to find easily - knowing how much it costs would seem pretty basic information prior to spending time evaluating something? ! ?

  1. simdude

    Joined: Dec 1969


    re bobolicious:

    ditto. We're looking at VMWare right now and it would be nice to see how this stacks up.

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