innotek launches VirtualBox 1.4 for Mac OS beta

The youngest virtualization competitor innotek has yet to affirm first version of its desktop solution for Windows and Linux, VirtualBox, but it’s already set to challenge Parallels and VMware on Apple space too.

The company in fact just opened public beta of VirtualBox for Mac OS X, which is based on upcoming version 1.4, introducing 64bit guestOS support and capability to import VMware virtual machines (.vmdk files).

Since innotek is releasing VirtualBox as open-source under GPL license, it may become over time a serious threat for Parallels dominance and current VMware efforts to regain market shares.

Download the beta here.