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How to install VirtualBox 5.0 on Ubuntu and Linux Mint

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VirtualBox is a powerful virtualization solution for 32-bit and 64-bit operating systems, both for corporate environments and for domestic environments. Not only is it a very well-created program in terms of functions, as well as having a great performance for production environments, but it is the nico software of virtualization published under the GNU General Public License.

VirtualBox is a fully multiplatform tool, which means it works on Linux, Windows and OS X, in addition to other operating systems such as Oracle Solaris or OpenBSD. In fact, in Root we have already explained uses of VirtualBox to install virtualized OS X Mountain Lion, to install virtualized Windows 8.1 and to install Android on Windows.

VirtualBox features

Among the different features of VirtualBox we can highlight the paravirtualization support for Windows and Linux based machines, which significantly improves the performance of the operating system by balancing the support integrated into the operating systems. Also, with this new version, we will observe a more rational and improved CPU consumption, so that the virtualized system can make better use of machine resources.

With the new version of VirtualBox comes the support for USB 3.0 devices in virtualized systems, and also make them work at full capacity. Now you can choose between three types of USB ports: 1.1, 2.0 and 3.0. To this addition we can add the support of drag and drop on all guest operating systems and hard drive encryption.

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How to install VirtualBox on Ubuntu

To install VirtualBox in Ubuntu we have to follow the usual procedure of add a repository, update the list and install, but with a little twist. To install this new version of software virtualization by terminal – the most reliable way, and also getting automatic updates – We will enter the following commands:

 echo "deb http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian trusty contrib" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/virtualbox.list
 sudo apt-get update
 sudo apt-get install virtualbox-5.0

By way of bonus, if you use Debian you can also install VirtualBox using these commands:

 echo "deb http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian $(lsb_release -sc) contrib" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/virtualbox.list
 wget -q http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian/oracle_vbox.asc -O- | sudo apt-key add -
 sudo apt-get update
 sudo apt-get install virtualbox-5.0

And this way We will already have VirtualBox 5.0 installed And ready to go.

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