VirtualBox is a family of powerful x86 virtualization products for enterprise as well as home use. Not only is VirtualBox an extremely feature rich, high performance product for enterprise customers, it is also the only professional solution that is freely available as Open Source Software under the terms of the GNU General Public License (GPL). Port by different authors.
This technology is not new for OS/2: The operating system indeed, already natively supports virtualization of the operating system MS-DOS and Microsoft Windows 3.x graphic environment.
The encapsulation of operating systems using this technology - a relatively new technique - allows a number of significant advantages, such as achieving high safety standards, better optimization of available physical resources, easier management and high scalability, especially in server environments, features which greatly reflect on costs and maintenance services. More deeply, virtualization enables:
Port of an updated version is under development: http://trac.netlabs.org/vbox
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