Oracle Virtualbox and Oracle Virtual Server x86 are free because Oracle considers them to be basic software. They use it as a tease to help you understand that their SPARC based computers are much better than Intel based computers.
Consequently, is VirtualBox free?
Oracle VM VirtualBox (formerly Sun VirtualBox, Sun xVM VirtualBox and Innotek VirtualBox) is a free and open-source hosted hypervisor for x86 virtualization, developed by Oracle Corporation. VirtualBox may be installed on Windows, macOS, Linux, Solaris and OpenSolaris. There are also ports to FreeBSD and Genode.
Additionally, what is the purpose of VirtualBox? VirtualBox. VirtualBox is open-source software for virtualizing the x86 computing architecture. It acts as a hypervisor, creating a VM (virtual machine) in which the user can run another OS (operating system). The operating system in which VirtualBox runs is called the “host” OS.
Likewise, does VirtualBox cost money?
Virtualbox is distributed as Open Source under the GNU license. The only restricted part is the oracle Extension pack which is free for personal use and requires a license for commercial use.
Is VirtualBox legal?
VirtualBox and other similar products are legal. But you do have to have a legal copy of the OS, just as you would if you installed it on a physical computer.