A few days ago, Microsoft ended the grace period for users to update their Windows for free. This period has made many wonder whether to upgrade or not. Many others have done it and wanted to go back to their old windows. And many others want try a different operating system as a Gnu / Linux or MacOS distribution. For all these wishes, Windows users have the possibility to do it with VirtualBox.
VirtualBox is a virtualization program that creates us a virtual computer inside our Windows to be able to install any operating system that we want and that our hardware allows.
VirtualBox is the software but not the operating system or the hardware, which means that we will need the Windows or MacOS installation discs if we want to install it in a virtual machine. It also adapts to our hardware, that is, if we have 2 Gb of ram, we can create virtual machines with 512 Mb of ram but not with 4 Gb of ram, as it does not exist physically.
VirtualBox will allow you to have several computers inside your pc
Taking this into account, VirtualBox allows us to create the virtual machines we want and then we can install the operating system we want without having to pay for their use. VirtualBox is Free Software that we can get through your official website and compatible with any version of Windows, from the latest Windows 10 to the old Windows XP.
As well there are versions for other operating systems, so we can take our Windows to a Mac or a Gnu / Linux operating system. Once we have created the virtual machine, the computer will be a file, like a text file, but several gigabytes in size. If we have a portable hard drive or a large USB drive, we can take the virtual machine from one computer to another, without having to do anything special, just copy and paste.
VirtualBox allows us to speed up our work without having to have alternative programs that allow rare conversions between programs. It also allows us test an operating system without having to install it on your computer. Without forgetting that we can create auxiliary computers that carry out certain activities. Come on, an important tool for those who do not want their computer just to play, don't you think?