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Oracle VM VirtualBox 5.1.20 now available for download!

Simon Coter
Senior Manager, Oracle Linux and Virtualization Product Management

Today I'm going to announce VirtualBox updated releases on my personal blog; as maybe most of you already know our Virtualization Blog is migrating to a new platform and will be back very soon. Oracle has released VirtualBox 5.1 Maintenance Release 20.

This release includes improvements and regression fixes for Oracle VM VirtualBox 5.1. Between them we can mention:

  • GUI: fixed a possible crash when switching a multi-monitor VM into full-screen or seamless mode
  • GUI: fixed non-literal shortcuts if the keyboard is not captured
  • GUI: several mini-toolbar fixes in full-screen / seamless mode
  • Windows Additions: another fix for automatic logins for Windows Vista and newer
  • ICH9: fix for Windows guests with a huge amount (>64G) of guest memory
    BIOS: fixed El Torito hard disk emulation geometry calculation (thanks to Dwight Engen contribution)

See all the details here with a complete list of bug fixes; here you can find all the links to download the software.

Oracle has also released VirtualBox 5.0 Maintenance Release 38 and you can find further details available on Changelog for 5.0.

VirtualBox 5.1.20 and 5.0.38 include all the security fixes part of "April 2017 Oracle CPU" and you can see all the details here.  

The Oracle VirtualBox Team

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Comments ( 2 )
  • Vince Saturday, April 22, 2017

    I love VirtualBox! It does almost everything I need and what it does it does at a level of perfection!

    But I have to resort to symbolic linking, shortcuts, etc. to have "autostart specific client" and "poweroff upon shutdown"

    It would be nice if such features to autostart with windows and auto shutdown client VM automatically when the host is going to shutdown.

    Maybe Oracle can add these features?

    Anyway, great updates on VirtualBox!

  • Simon Tuesday, April 25, 2017

    Hi Vince,

    did you already try VBoxVMService ?

    It's an open source product that should do what you need:


    That said, obviously, the same concept can be applied also while VBox is running on Linux; there are a lot of solutions and you can look for them just by Googling.


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