The new version of Oracle Virtualbox 5.1.5 is now released. Ubuntu users can upgrade or install this new VirtualBox 5.1.5 without problems. This utorial will show you how to install VirtualBox 5.1.5 on Ubuntu 16.04. Virtualbox is a popular, free and open source virtualization software which allows us to run multiple operating systems on a single host machine. Virtualbox is available for 32 bit and 64 bit machine. For better performance, 64 bit system is required and make sure your computer supports Hardware Virtualization feature.
Steps to install Virtualbox on Ubuntu 16.04
- Download Virtualbox DEB package from the official website. Select the correct architecture and Linux version.
- Save the DEB file in your download directory
- Right click on the DEB file and select Open With Software Install
- The Ubuntu Software Center will open up. Click Install to start the installation
If you prefer to install it via Terminal, the following command should do
sudo gdebi virtualbox-5.1_5.1.4-110228~Ubuntu~xenial_amd64.deb
Now you can start using Virtualbox.