Friday Apr 29, 2016

Oracle VM VirtualBox 5.0.20 now available for download!

Oracle has released VirtualBox 5.0 Maintenance Release 20.

This release is a major improvement which include a large number of improvements and bug fixes; between the others we can find these important and very hot items:

  • Windows hosts/guests: further fixes for latest Windows 10 builds
  • Storage: fixed a regression causing write requests from the BIOS to cause a Guru Meditation with the LsiLogic SCSI controller
  • Improved NAT Networking

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

The Oracle VirtualBox Team

Monday Apr 18, 2016

Oracle VM VirtualBox 5.0.18 now available for download!

Oracle has released VirtualBox 5.0 Maintenance Release 18.

This release is a major improvement which include a large number of improvements and bug fixes; between the others we can find these important and very hot items:

  • Windows hosts/guests: further fixes for latest Windows 10 builds
  • PC Speaker passthrough: fixes available
  • Linux hosts: kernel 4.5/4.6 fixes available

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

The Oracle VirtualBox Team

Saturday Mar 05, 2016

Oracle VM VirtualBox 5.0.16 now available for download!

Oracle has released VirtualBox 5.0 Maintenance Release 16.

This release is a major improvement which include a large number of improvements and bug fixes; between the others we can find these important and very hot items:

  • Windows hosts/guests: properly sign binaries using a sha-256 certificate
  • PC Speaker passthrough: new experimental feature, available on Linux host only
  • Linux hosts: fixed the /sbin/rcvboxdrv script as well as the missing shebang in two scripts 

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

The Oracle VirtualBox Team

Friday Jan 29, 2016

FRIDAY SPOTLIGHT: Oracle VM VirtualBox Takes the Spotlight

This Friday we will focus on Oracle VM VirtualBox because we just heard that G2 Crowd, a platform for users to share business software reviews in real-time, published a report where VirtualBox is the leader among a broad list of the VDI (Virtual Desktop Integration) products, ranked by customer satisfaction (based on user reviews) and market presence (based on market share, vendor size, and social impact).

"VirtualBox has been named a Leader based on receiving a high customer satisfaction score and having a large market presence. VirtualBox has the largest Market Presence and received the highest Satisfaction score among virtual desktop infrastructure products. 95% of users rated it 4 or 5 stars and 84% of users believe VirtualBox is headed in the right direction." 

Read more about the report here.

Oracle VM VirtualBox, world’s most popular cross-platform virtualization software that enables you to run multiple operating systems on your Mac, PC, Linux, or Oracle Solaris machine. Millions of users are using VirtualBox to test, develop, and demonstrate a variety of software on any of their favorite operating systems, then quickly deploy their applications to Cloud. VirtualBox is an evolving product that Oracle continues and will continue to improve and add new features and enhancements.

Simply visit VirtualBox.org to download the software and enjoy using it. New versions can be found for personal use at the Downloads page and at the Oracle VM VirtualBox page, and available with commercial support. An active community and forum can be seen at community page. 

Tuesday Jan 19, 2016

Oracle VM VirtualBox 5.0.14 available!

Oracle has released VirtualBox 5.0 Maintenance Release 14.

This release is a major improvement which include a large number of improvements and bug fixes; between the others we can find two important and very hot items:

  • USB Fixes for MAC OS X - El Capitan
  • Audio regression fixes. 

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

The Oracle VirtualBox Team

Friday Dec 18, 2015

Oracle VM VirtualBox 5.0.12 now available!

Oracle has released VirtualBox 5.0 Maintenance Release 12.

This release is a major improvement which include a large number of improvements and bug fixes.

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

The Oracle VirtualBox Team

Tuesday Nov 10, 2015

Oracle VM VirtualBox 5.0.10 Released!

Oracle has released VirtualBox 5.0 Maintenance Release 10.

This release is a major improvement which include a large number of improvements and bug fixes.

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

The Oracle VirtualBox Team

Tuesday Oct 20, 2015

Oracle VM VirtualBox 5.0.8 now available!

Oracle has just released new maintenance 5.0.8 on our latest major VirtualBox 5.0 release. Oracle VM VirtualBox 5.0.8 improves stability and fixes regressions.

See the Changelog for a complete list of changes. Binaries can be downloaded here (at VirtualBox.org) or here (Oracle Technology Network).

You can also find all the informations related to 4.x release at the following links:

The Oracle VM VirtualBox Team

Tuesday Oct 13, 2015

Live WebCast: Oracle VM VirtualBox

Test, Develop, and Demonstrate across Multiple Platforms on one Machine

Join the live webcast on October 29 and learn how to enable organizations and developers to more easily and flexibly create and deploy on premises and cloud applications using Oracle VM VirtualBox. Register here.

Oracle VM VirtualBox is the world’s most popular cross-platform virtualization software, with more than 100 million downloads. It is used by developers around the world to develop, test, and build virtual machine appliances. And end users leverage Oracle VM VirtualBox to deploy pre-built virtual appliances or simply to run multiple operating systems on their desktop machines (for instance, running Windows, Linux, or Oracle Solaris on a Mac OS X system).

In this live webcast, Oracle experts cover the latest advancements in Oracle VM VirtualBox 5.0 and share the experience of using Oracle VM VirtualBox to develop and test virtualization infrastructure.

Friday Oct 02, 2015

Oracle VM VirtualBox 5.0.6 Now Available!

Oracle has released VirtualBox 5.0 Maintenance Release 6.

This release is a major improvement which include a large number of changes and bug fixes; between the others I would like to mention big improvements we did on Microsoft Windows 10 RTM (Release 10240) platform ( as guest and host platform ) and, at the same time, further important steps on the new OS X platform, officially released by Apple not more than two days ago. MAC OS X 10.11 El-Capitan, starting from VirtualBox 5.0.6 release is officially supported as host platform.

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


The Oracle VirtualBox Team

Friday Sep 18, 2015

Friday Spotlight Bonus: VirtualBox 5.0 Enhancements and New Features

This Friday Spotlight announces a new series of deep-dive sessions dedicated to the new VirtualBox 5.0 release and its enhancements and new features.

Oracle VM Portfolio, between others, include Oracle VM VirtualBox, the world’s most popular cross-platform virtualization software, with thousands of downloads each day. On July 9th, Oracle released the new Major VirtualBox Release 5.0 ( today 5.0.4 is already available ) with an huge amount of new enhancements and features.

First blog-post of this new appointment-in-chapter will introduce you on a brief list of new main enhancements available with VirtualBox 5.0 and, at the same time, will discuss the new feature "Disk Image Encryption".

Over there you will find why "Disk Image Encryption" is a must-to-have on a desktop virtualization solution like VirtualBox and you will see, in depth, how it works, how to manage it and important things to know while using this awesome feature.

Stay Tuned!


Tuesday Sep 08, 2015

Oracle VM VirtualBox 5.0.4 now available!

Oracle has released VirtualBox 5.0 Maintenance Release 4..

This release is a major improvement which include a large number of changes and bug fixes.

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


The Oracle VirtualBox Team


Thursday Aug 13, 2015

Oracle VM VirtualBox 5.0.2 Available

Oracle has just released Oracle VM VirtualBox 5.0.2, a maintenance release of VirtualBox 5.0 which improves stability and fixes regressions.

See the Changelog for a complete list of changes. Binaries can be downloaded here (at VirtualBox.org) or here (Oracle Technology Network).

The Oracle VM VirtualBox Team

Thursday Jul 09, 2015

Oracle VM VirtualBox 5.0 Officially Released!

We are proud to announce the availability of:

Oracle VM VirtualBox 5.0.

This release contains significant improvements, with a large number of enhancement and bug fixes.

See the official Oracle announcement here.

New data sheet with all features available on Oracle VM VirtualBox 5.0 is already available here.

I would like to highlight just a few of the many new features:

Paravirtualization support for modern Windows and Linux guests

Oracle VM VirtualBox is able to expose a paravirtualization interface to facilitate accurate and efficient execution of software. Once the virtual machine platform is defined, Oracle VM VirtualBox improves guest OS performances by leveraging built-in virtualization support (KVM on Linux guests and Hyper-V on Windows guests).

xHCI controller to support USB 3.0 devices

Guest operating systems are now able to directly recognize USB 3.0 devices and operate at full 3.0 speeds. Guest can now be configured to use USB 1.1, 2.0 and 3.0 devices.

Improved Drag & Drop support

Starting from Oracle VM VirtualBox 5.0 we improved the support of a bi-directional drag&drop between guest and host operating system; drag and drop support is available with latest guest-additions installed.

Disk image encryption

Oracle VM VirtualBox 5.0 allows for encrypted virtual disk images by leveraging AES algorithm in XTS mode (128-bit or 256-bit); since the DEK is stored as part of the virtual machine configuration file, encryption introduces a further security feature that will ask for a password while starting the virtual machine.

Headless and Detachable start options

Oracle VM VirtualBox now supports starting virtual machines in the background with a separate front-end process that can be closed while the virtual machine continues to work.

Further GUI improvements:

  • VM guest-content scaling support (including 3D acceleration)

  • New User Interface settings page for customizing status-bar, menu-bar and guest-content scaling

  • New Encryption settings tab for customizing encryption options for disk images

  • HiDPI support including application icons and optional unscaled HiDPI output on Mac OS X (including 3D acceleration)

  • Hotplugging support for SATA disks

  • Improved HID LEDs synchronization for Mac and Windows hosts

  • Take the guest screen aspect ratio into account for the preview window

  • Provide direct access to storage media in the VM selector

If you need further details, please refer to Official Oracle VM VirtualBox 5.0 data sheet, User Manual and virtualbox.org website.

The Oracle VM VirtualBox Team

Tuesday Jun 02, 2015

Oracle VM VirtualBox 5.0 Release Candidate 1 (RC1)

Oracle is proud to announce the availability of VirtualBox 5.0 Release Candidate 1.

This release is a major improvement which include a large number of enhancement and bug fixes.

See all the details here with a complete list of enhancements, bug fixes and links to download the software.

Please do _NOT_ use this VirtualBox Release Candidate release on production machines. A VirtualBox Release Candidate release should be considered a bleeding-edge release meant for early evaluation and testing purposes.

The Oracle VirtualBox Team

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