SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Sun Microsystems, Inc. (Nasdaq:JAVA) today announced that Sun(TM) xVM VirtualBox(TM), a high performance, free and open source desktop virtualization software, has surpassed five million downloads in just 18 months. With xVM VirtualBox software, end users can access their favorite software using any operating system and developers can easily build, test and run cross-platform, multi-tier applications on a single laptop or desktop computer. xVM VirtualBox 1.6 software is the first free hypervisor to support all major host operating systems (OS), including Mac OS X, Linux, Windows, Solaris(TM) and OpenSolaris(TM). The software can be downloaded free of charge at www.virtualbox.org
Sun xVM VirtualBox is transforming the way people develop software, said Steve Wilson, vice president for xVM, Sun Microsystems. Developers no longer need to be tethered to big testing labs. xVM VirtualBox software empowers developers to create multiple virtual machines, network them together and deploy them using their favorite operating system all from a single laptop. With our xVM family of products, Sun delivers technologies to meet every virtualization need from the desktop to the datacenter.
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