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.

To install VirtualBox on Ubuntu you need to add its repository

echo 'deb precise contrib' >> /etc/apt/sources.list

You need to install apt-secure key for VirtualBox

cd /tmp/
sudo apt-key add oracle_vbox.asc

To install VirtualBox, do

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install virtualbox-4.1 dkms

To run VirtualBox, Go to Application > System Tools > Oracle VM VirtualBox

How to Install VirtualBox 4.1.14 on Ubuntu 12.04
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