Sun xVM VirtualBox 2.1.2 is released!

Good News! There's a new version of VirtualBox available now.

Version 2.1.2 is a maintenance release fixing issues with 2.1 which was released in December.

Some issues concerned Windows 7, but now that they are resolved we're happy to announce that VirtualBox supports Windows 7 as a guest AND as a host. An issue with shared folders has been fixed and the more observant may spot that it boots faster too.

And if you run a lot of vm's on your host you may be please to know that we raised the maximum number of concurrent guests from 127 to 1023. You'll need quite a machine to test that though :-)

So if you have had problems with:

  • 64-bit guests
  • Networking on Windows
  • USB on Linux
  • Windows 7 Shared Folders
.. or any of the other fixes described in the ChangeLog then this release is for you.

-FB

P.S. To prove that Shared Folders is working, see the movie about Host Guest Integration just released:


Comments:

Awesome! It's great to see just how far VirtualBox has come since Sun acquired Innotek - keep the updates and cool stuff coming :)

Posted by Matt Bryant on January 22, 2009 at 01:23 AM GMT #

Really pleased to see this update as I have been waiting for the shared folders, alas, I cannot get them to connect.
I have updated to 2.12, created a share in V-Box to my iMac, tried to map a drive in Windows7 (as \\\\<mac name>\\<share name>, but windows just won't have it....

any advice?

Posted by Nick Jupp on January 22, 2009 at 03:41 AM GMT #

Nick,
Don't forget to install the Guest Additions into the Windows 7 guest.

-FB

Posted by Fat Bloke on January 22, 2009 at 03:46 AM GMT #

Thanks FB. I did have the additions installed (manually) on 2.1, didn;t occur to me to re-install after upgrade to 2.1.2. Also spotted the server for the share should be vboxsvr, not the host system hostname as I had assumed.

Works a treat now.... Happy days!

Posted by Nick Jupp on January 22, 2009 at 08:55 AM GMT #

Thanks for the info. I'm using a second screen on my iMac (miniDV to DVI cable). When I go into seamless mode ( with the VM on the second screen) the windows menu bar is appended to the bottom of my second screen. Works really well and I don't need to move my dock from the bottom of my iMac screen. Although I can't drag windows 7 items onto the main screen, I can move mac items onto the second screen.

Posted by Kev on January 23, 2009 at 02:53 PM GMT #

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