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Install Oracle VirtualBox 4.3.20 on Ubuntu 14.04/14.10

Oracle VM VirtualBox is a virtualization software package for x86 and AMD64/Intel64-based computers from Oracle Corporation.
VirtualBox runs on Windows, Linux, Macintosh, and Solaris hosts and supports a large number of guest operating systems including but not limited to Windows (NT 4.0, 2000, XP, Server 2003, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8), DOS/Windows 3.x, Linux (2.4, 2.6 and 3.x), Solaris and OpenSolaris, OS/2, and OpenBSD.
In this article show you how to install Oracle VirtualBox on your Ubuntu 14.04/14.10.

Add VirtualBox repository

First, edit /etc/apt/sources.list and add one of following line ccording to your distribution to your system:

For Ubuntu 14.10 ("Utopic Unicorn")
deb http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian utopic contrib

For Ubuntu 14.04 ("Trusty Tahr")
deb http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian trusty contrib

Add Oracle public key

After adding required apt repository in your system, download and import the Oracle public key for apt-secure using following commands.

$ wget http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian/oracle_vbox.asc
$ sudo apt-key add oracle_vbox.asc

Install VirtualBox

Now, install VirtualBox:

$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install virtualbox-4.3 -y

That’s all!

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