How to Install Virtual pc on Ubuntu

Asked by Hadi Mashayekhi


I Install the Ubuntu Desktop Ver.10.04 and now I want to install Virtual Box or Virtual PC Machine but how can I download and install the version of Virtual Box or Virtual PC Machine for Ubuntu Desktop?

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Mario Tomljenović (tomljenovicmario) said :


To install Virtualbox on Ubuntu open the Terminal, and write this in it:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-wine/ppa

than this:

sudo apt-get update

and this:

sudo apt-get install wine

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delance (olivier-delance) said :

For Virtual Box, you have two solutions:
1) Virtual Box OSE
This is the free version of Virtual Box. System->Administration->Synaptic, in search window enter virtual, then select package virtualbox-ose, and install
2) Virtual Box not OSE
This is a version free for private usage, which allows usage of USB (don't know if today OSE version does it). You must download a package from Then double click on downloaded deb file and install.
I'm using this second one for XP, Seven and Ubuntu test computers.

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Mario Tomljenović (tomljenovicmario) said :

Sorry, my mistake. I told you to install wine instead virtualbox. Do as delance said.

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