VirtualBox. Is it Java?

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  1. Bitmin1991 macrumors member

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    I know this is probably a dumb question. But, is VirtualBox a Java app? I am wanting to know because I will be running Ubuntu in VirtualBox to run Java apps.

    Thanks.
     
  2. hallux macrumors 68020

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    VirtualBox doesn't need to be Java in order to run Java apps in the VM. Install the base OS and install the appropriate version of Java within the VM OS and you should be fine.
     
  3. Bitmin1991 thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks; so VirtualBox is a "Native" application?
     
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    Yes, its a full native executable that does not run within java.

    If it was, performance would be horrid, and I doubt very much it would have access to the virtualization technology in the hardware that makes these applications possible.
     
  6. Bitmin1991 thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for the answer! I'm gonna be running Ubuntu in a VM to run Java apps.
     

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