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VirtualBox Premium Edition

by Avanquest Software
Windows XP / Vista, Mac OS X, Linux
3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

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  • The new, easy way to run Windows on your Mac. Virtualization software from Sun Microsystems
  • Run Windows Applications on your Mac - switch between Mac OS X and Windows without rebooting.
  • StarOffice 8 included FREE - everything you need to open, edit, share and save Microsoft Office documents!
  • Share folders across Operating Systems.
  • Secure - snapshot your machine for easy backup and recovery.
  • Rich Integration - shared clipboard, mouse and clock synchronisation.
  • Hardware & Device Support - supports your USB 2.0 devices.
  • Use your existing Virtual Machine with VirtualBox1.
  • Automatic adjustable screen resolution - Mac and Windows work as you expect them to!
  • Created by Sun Microsystems - a world leader in developing innovative computer technologies.
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System Requirements

  • Platform:     Windows XP / Vista, Mac OS X, Linux
  • Media: DVD-ROM
  • Item Quantity: 1
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  • Release Date: 28 Nov 2008
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 5,123 in Software (See Top 100 in Software)

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We found the best performance, features and extensibility in xVM VirtualBox
(A Saraf, Zenith Infotech)
-- A Saraf, Zenith Infotech

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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Run Windows on your Mac: if your really have to. 29 Jun 2009
I've been using Mac's for over 20 years, but I've also been formally trained in using Windows applications. My first choice will always be Macintosh. However, there are times when there simply isn't a Mac solution. For example, my wife has to use Microsoft Publisher for work. On my previous Mac Mini (PPC) I used Microsoft's own 'virtualisation' program, VirtualPC to get Windows on my Mac - but this isn't available on Intel-powered Macs.

You could go for VMWare Fusion or Parallels, and each product has its own fan base. However, I chose Sun's Virtualbox - not only because I like the look and feel of the product, but because it's considerably cheaper than the other two (conduct a Google search to discover just how much cheaper it is). Don't be mistaken, though. Just because it's that much cheaper doesn't mean that it isn't as powerful nor as comprehensive in functionality.

Installation of Virtualbox is straightforward, quick and without drama. I added Windows XP Pro (purchased on Amazon) and then loaded it with Microsoft Office Enterprise and Norton Internet Security on my Intel-powered Mac Mini. Result: it works like a dream, and is identical to using these same programs on a dedicated PC - the primary difference being that you're not restricted to using PC programs alone. You can also add Linux and a host of other operating systems if you want.

So, if you really must use a Windows program on your Macintosh I have no hesitation in recommending Virtualbox.
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1.0 out of 5 stars No. 11 Dec 2013
All this software is available for free, including StarOffice. It's all open source software.
And StarOffice is old software, and has been replaced by Oracle Open Office (sadly, no link).
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3.0 out of 5 stars OK, but better products around for slight more 30 Aug 2009
OK, but better products around for slight more money. I also ordered Parallel Desktop 4, which is much better interface and easier to use.
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