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16 April 2018 / by André Maré

How to Install VirtualBox on macOS using Homebrew

This post provides a step-by-step guide with a list of commands on how to install VirtualBox on macOS using Homebrew.

What is VirtualBox?

VirtualBox is a free and open-source hypervisor for x86 computers. VirtualBox allows additional operating systems to be installed and run as virtual machines. ~ Link

What is Homebrew?

Homebrew is a free and open-source software package management system that simplifies the installation of software on Apple’s macOS operating system. It is known as the missing package manager for macOS.

Quick Commands

The following is the single command required to install Virtual on macOS using Homebrew.

$ brew cask install virtualbox

Brew Commands

This section provide a quick set of commands on how to install VirtualBox on macOS using Homebrew. It is assumed that Homebrew is already installed. If not, please follow this link.

Tips & Cheatsheet

The Brew Cheatsheet commands can be downloaded from the link below. The PDF document contains a list of the brew commands that are frequently used. This cheatsheet document is not intended as a complete documented list of all commands and for that you should rather visit the official brew documentation page.

MarkDown Cheatsheet

One must learn by doing the thing; for though you think you know it, you have no certainty, until you try. ~ Sophocles