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Installing VirtualBox with Mint Software Manager
Once you hit the install button, VirtualBox should start installing without any trouble. You may have heard that Linux programs are hard to install. That hasn't been true in ages.
Installing VirtualBox guest addons
As I said earlier, you'll also want to "install" virtualbox-guest-additions-iso. Actually, all you're really doing is downloading a file. Once you have XP, or another guest operating system installed, you'll use this file to add additional functionality to your new VM.
Once installed, you can find the VirtualBox program from the Linux Mint Menu by starting to type its name into its top window. Then double click on the icon and in a few seconds you'll see...