VirtualBox is a powerful x86 and AMD64/Intel64 virtualization product for enterprise as well as home use. Not only is VirtualBox an extremely feature rich, high performance product for enterprise customers, it is also the only professional solution that is freely available as Open Source Software under the terms of the GNU General Public License (GPL) version 2.
Between VMWare Workstation and VirtualBox, I prefer the later. Mainly because it’s free :D. It’s also sufficient to my need, which is pretty basic. I want to have a mini environment with a number of different database servers to test my application at home.
Anyway, the installation is really straight forward. Just by clicking Next buttons and Yes buttons, I think you should get your VirtualBox up and running.
Here are the screen captures for your viewing pleasure.