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VirtualBox is still an excellent product! But if your goal is to have a tight integration between Windows and Linux on the same machine, officially supported by Microsoft, you should have a look at the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) and Ubuntu section
VB host: the machine and operating system where the VB program is running.
VB guest: the operating system running inside VB.
Microsoft has stopped the Windows 7 support in January 2020. You should now be using Windows 10 and reading the Windows 10 notes