By Fat Bloke on Jan 22, 2009
Just a quick note to say that version 2.1.2 is released.Our friend the Fat Bloke has more details.
We're pleased to announce that VirtualBox 2.0 is now available.
• 64 bits guest support (64 bits host only)
• New native Leopard user interface on MacOS X hosts
• The GUI was converted from Qt3 to Qt4 with many visual improvements
• New-version notifier
• Guest property information interface
• Host Interface Networking on Mac OS X hosts
• Host Interface Networking on Solaris 10 hosts
• Support for Nested Paging on modern AMD-V CPUs (major performance gain)
• Framework for collecting performance and resource usage data (metrics)
• Clipboard integration for OS/2 Guests
• Support for VHD images
• Created separate SDK component featuring a new Python programming interface
on Linux and Solaris hosts
In addition, the following items were fixed and/or added:
• VMM: VT-x fixes
• AHCI: improved performance
• GUI: keyboard fixes
• Linux installer: properly uninstall the package even if unregistering the DKMS
• Linux additions: the guest screen resolution is properly restored
• Network: added support for jumbo frames (> 1536 bytes)
When you say "VirtualBox" to someone they immediately think "desktop virtualization" and maybe picture the VirtualBox Console.
But the same virtualization engine that powers VirtualBox can be put to work in other ways too.
Seems like the compact, efficient and modular architecture of VirtualBox coupled with the APIs available make it an ideal starting point for people wanting to innovate by using virtualization in different ways. And if partners want to know more they can email
A wise Superhero once said something along the lines of: "With great power comes great responsibility" and we, in the VirtualBox team, never disagree with Superheroes.
So when we were informed by the guys at CoreLabs of a security vulnerability on the Windows platform we took it very seriously indeed. And the result is a new maintenance release which fixes the security problem and several other niggly bugs.
This blog concerns all things VirtualBox.