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Lilbits: Virtualbox 7.0, MediaTek Dimensity 1080, and Steam gaming on Chromebooks

Oracle has released VirtualBox 7.0 and the latest version of the popular open source virtualization software brings a number of new features that should make it easier to install Windows 11 in a virtual machine, an updated 3D graphics stack, and support for full disk encryption of virtual machines. It’s also the first version of […]

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VirtualBox 6.0 released with improved graphics and hardware support

VirtualBox is a free and open source, cross-platform virtualization utility that works on Windows, Mac, Linux, and other operating systems. Install VirtualBox on your computer and you can use it to run an operating system-within an operating system. For example, I often use it to test Linux distributions on my Windows 10 computer without rebooting. […]

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VirtualBox 5.0 lets you drag and drop files between host, guest OS

VirtualBox is a free and open source virtualization utility that lets you run one operating system from within another. For example, you can create a virtual machine on a Windows computer and use it to install Linux Mint… or vice versa. The software is developed by Oracle, which released version 5.0 earlier this month. There […]

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Lilbits (10-15-2013): Kindle Fire HDX torn apart, Angry Birds still angry

Amazon’s Kindle Fire tablets aren’t necessarily meant to be hacked, upgraded, or repaired by customers. They’re basically cheap tablets with good screens and decent performance designed to get you to buy more content from Amazon’s digital music, movie, book, and app stores. But Amazon’s tablets do have a track record of being pretty easy to root, install […]

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Run Windows XP in a window on Windows 8 without paying an extra cent

Have a Windows XP app that refuses to run on your shiny new Windows 8 computer? No problem. Just fire up Windows XP in a virtual machine and run the app that way. Don’t want to pay extra for a Windows XP license? You don’t have to. Lifehacker has posted instructions for using Microsoft’s Windows […]