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Download and install VirtualBox for Mac OS X

VirtualBox is a great free cross-platform virtualization program that enables you to run Windows, Linux, Mac OS X and other operating systems on you Windows, OS X or Linux computer.

 
  Author: mat | Version: 4.3.8 | 23rd March 2014 |  
 
 
1.
 

Go to the VirtualBox website and click to download VirtualBox for OS X hosts link (see picture).

 
 
2.
 

Wait for the VirtualBox to download ...

 
 
3.
 

... then run the VirtualBox dmg installation file.

 
 
4.
 

Double click the VirtualBox.pkg icon ...

 
 
5.
 

... click Continue ...

 
 
6.
 

... Continue ...

 
 
7.
 

... and click Install.

You can change the install location before clicking install if you don't want to install VirtualBox into a default drive or folder.

 
 
8.
 

Enter the your Mac's user password if asked to do so and click Install Software.

 
 
9.
 

Done!

 
 
10.
 

To launch VirtualBox, go to Applications (or Launchpad) ...

 
 
11.
 

... and click to open VirtualBox.

 
 
12.
 

And there you go. Here's your new platform for your future virtual computers.

Stay tuned for a tutorial where I will show you how to install a new Windows virtual machine and run it on your Mac.

 
 
 
   
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