VirtualBox is a general-purpose full virtualizer for x86 hardware. Targeted at server, desktop and embedded use, it is now the only professional-quality virtualization solution that is also Open Source Software.

The Virtual Box Team did a maintenance release “VirtualBox 3.0.12” last week. Check this article to understand, what has changed in this maintenance release.

In the AppCompat series, we are looking at how to make your existing applications work on Windows 7. In previous articles, we saw mitigations on Version numbers, IE fixes and Shims etc. Now, when your application doesn’t get remediated by all these methods, you can make use of “XP Mode”. Windows XP Mode is a virtual machine package for Windows Virtual PC containing a pre-installed, licensed copy of Windows XP SP3 as its guest OS. XP Mode provides an additional layer of application compatibility in windows 7, which means that, you will have additional time to migrate your existing applications to the new operating system. In this article, you will find detailed information on XP Mode.