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xVM VirtualBox 2.1.2 is First to Fully Support Windows 7 Beta; It Also Supports More than 1,000 Virtual Machines per Host Operating System

We have exciting news!

On 12/17/08, Sun announced the latest version of xVM VirtualBox 2.1 and today users will benefit from a significant update. You can get it here or here.

Version 2.1.2 of xVM VirtualBox is the first to fully support the beta version of Windows 7 as a guest or a host operating system (OS). Here are two interesting use cases:
- Users can install Windows 7 Beta on the bare metal and then run Windows Vista/XP or Ubuntu or the Sun Solaris OS.
- Users can run Windows 7 Beta on a Mac, Windows Vista/XP, etc. Linux (all 35 types) and OpenSolaris too!

Talk about choice!

Additional updates include an increase in the amount of virtual machines (VMs) per host that users will be able to run at the same time -- we're talking 1023 guests! Of course, anyone interested in a project of this magnitude will need a big machine to run more than 1,000 VMs, but interested parties are now able to do so with xVM VirtualBox 2.1.2.

Give it a try! Download a pre-built version that is available for personal use here or here or get the open source code here.

About Sun xVM VirtualBox
Sun xVM VirtualBox is a high performance, free and open source desktop virtualization software that offers the latest must-have features for developers and enterprise users. xVM VirtualBox software lets users create "virtual machines" into which they can install their operating system (OS) of choice. As a result, users can access their favorite software using any OS and developers can easily build, test and run cross-platform, multi-tier applications on a single laptop or desktop computer. xVM VirtualBox software is the first major open source hypervisor to support the most popular host OSes, including Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, Solaris and OpenSolaris.
Comments:

Now this is the kind of enthusiasm we need! Bravo, nice article! Keep up the good work! Hopefully by tomorrow we'll have some clearer instructions in place for all the DIY people wanting to cut even closer to the xVM edge.

Virtual Box is great, I can't wait to see xVM server though! :)

-Chris Bradley

Posted by Chris Bradley on January 22, 2009 at 04:51 AM PST #

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