Besides Windows and Linux, macOS is also a very popular computer operating system and is trusted by many people, including me. Simply because of the stability, high security and partly because the user interface is extremely beautiful.
However, during use, there are many tasks that require Windows 10 to be performed, and the solution I apply here is to use the Windows 10 virtual machine on macOS.
Currently, there are many virtualization software for macOS to choose from. Some prominent names among them are VMWare Fusion, Parallel Desktop, QEMU, … But they are not my choice.
In this article, I will introduce to you a very familiar name in the field of virtualization – that is Oracle VM VirtualBox, of course it is still 100% free on macOS.
#first. Why did I choose VM VirtualBox on MacOS?
Many people will choose Parallel or VMWare Fusion for their convenience and ease of use, but for me, VM VirtualBox is still the best choice!
first is it 100% free, for sure – open source!
Meanwhile, you will have to pay a large amount of money to use Fusion and Parallel or be forced to use the cracked version (to be white, pirated software).
Monday VirtualBox is available on almost every computer operating system, if you are used to using it on Windows 10 or Linux then you can continue to use it on your MacBook without having to spend more time learning how to use it. use new software as well.
In addition, VM VirtualBox also supports us to install a lot of operating systems from Android to Windows, even macOS.
#2. How to install Oracle VM VirtualBox on macOS
To install VirtualBox on macOS, as usual, you need to visit the Oracle download page here to download the installer for this software.
The familiar download page reappears, but differs in that this time we’ll choose the line
OS X hosts to download the installer for macOS, not Windows hosts or Linux distributions as before.
The latest version of VirtualBox as of the time I write this article is 6.1.18.
– Step 1 : You open the installer file
VirtualBox-6.1.18-142142-OSX.dmg just downloaded and it will open a window
Finder VirtualBox similar to the image below.
There are a lot of things in here but you don’t care, now double-click on the file
VirtualBox.pkg to start the process of installing VirtualBox on macOS.
– Step 2 : You will read through the introduction of the VirtualBox application as well as the installation process, nothing special and important so you can click
Continue to go to the next step.
– Step 3 : Next is the choice of software installation location, but different from Windows 10 in that you cannot freely choose the installation path on the hard drive, but by default it will always be installed on the hard drive containing the operating system. .
Instead, you can install it for all users or for your own use only.
Additionally, you can choose which components to be installed by clicking a button
CustomizeBut in this case there is nothing to customize so press
Install to start the installation process.
And you must enter your computer’s password to confirm that the installation of this software on the system is what you want, not a stranger or a virus => then
Install Software is to be.
– Step 4 : The installation process will take place shortly after, nor take long because VirtualBox is quite light.
During the installation process, a window will appear asking you to grant access to the system for VirtualBox.
Now you access
System Preferences =>
Security & Privacy line will appear below
System software from developer “Oracle American, Inc.” was blocked from loading as shown in the picture.
Now you have to click on the lock icon, enter the password to unlock the system settings. Then press the button
Allow then the software can be installed successfully.
If you do not do it or make it too slow, then do not worry, just press the button
Allow => then proceed to install again.
– Step 5: Installation is complete, you will see the same successful installation message screen below. Now press
Close to close this window and it will ask if you want to delete this installer file too?
Move to trash to delete, or
Keep to keep. But in my opinion if the installation is complete, then just delete it, nothing to keep ^^!
And so the VirtualBox software installation on macOS is complete, you can now use it
Search Spotlight or
Launchpad to find and start VirtualBox.
The interface is still the same, still very familiar and usage has not changed. Of course, I will still have articles on how to create a Windows 10 virtual machine on macOS using VirtualBox so remember to follow the blog to update the latest articles!
So I have just finished guiding for you how to install virtualization software VirtualBox on macOS Alright.
Although the product is free, but the quality of VM VirtualBox is off the table, and is trusted by many experts and professional users, so feel free to use it.
Hope this tip will be of help to you. If you find this article good, don’t forget to share it so more people will know about it. Good luck !