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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 utopic contrib

For Ubuntu 14.04 ("Trusty Tahr")
deb 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
$ 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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