VirtualBox 3.0 is out - Multiple Virtual CPU Support (and more)


VirtualBox 3.0, is now available for download. This is a major release (PR), most notable is support for guest SMP support - up to 32 vCPUs. Also included is support for OpenGL 2.0 for Windows, Linux and Solaris guests and experimental support for Direct3D 8/9 on Windows guests.

Check the Changelog Details and then go to download page.

Andy has a nice Overview and Podcast; Jeff has an overview focused on Virtual SMP Support. Other Sun reviews come from Rudolf and Homer. Non-Sun reviews include Softpedia, Virtualization Review and an early mention in InfoWeek.

The ZDnet/CNet folks have several reviews on VirtualBox and seem increasingly positive about it - see Jason Perlow's Very Positive Review (earlier last year he had written a V12N Comparison based on VBox 1.6) and Dan Kusnetzky Review; also see their Screenshot Gallery. On the CNetTV, check Tom Merritt's story on Installing Windows 7 RC on VBox.

Finally, this is a very interesting release and I believe it will make a big difference in applicability of VirtualBox, but all major releases "push the envelope" a bit. I'm not in the VirtualBox team but, based on their Release History I'd expect follow-up maintenance releases "soon".


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