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Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.

One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.


I've jumped between various virtual machines over the years -- Virtual PC was my go-to choice until Microsoft stopped supporting it and my needs grew beyond Windows emulation. These days VirtualBox and VMWare Player do the job, but a lack of major updates to the former could see the Oracle-owned VM left on the sidelines.


Weblog MakeUseOf details how to install Windows on your Mac with freeware virtual machine software VirtualBox. We've already shown you how to run Windows apps seamlessly in Linux with VirtualBox, but the MakeUseOf guide takes on the new OS X beta version of VirtualBox with a nice step-by-step for getting started. It sounds like VirtualBox isn't as robust as other Windows-on-Mac alternatives, but it is the only no-cost app. If you've always wanted to ride the Windows-on-Mac train but didn't feel like shelling out for VMware Fusion or Parallels, VirtualBox looks to be a viable alternative. If you've tried running Windows on the latest version of VirtualBox for Mac, let's hear how it's worked for you in the comments.

1 Free Program to Run Windows on your Mac