Friday Jun 17, 2016

Oracle VM VirtualBox 5.1 Beta 3 released!

Oracle is proud to announce the availability of Oracle VM VirtualBox 5.1 Beta 3.

This minor release includes following fixes from Oracle VM VirtualBox 5.1 Beta 2:

  • GUI: more multi-screen full-screen issues fixed for Windows host (layout change, host-screen reattaching
  • GUI: fixing Solaris crash in VM settings dialog, see here
  • VMM: Paravirt fixes
  • VMM: fixes on Mac OS X
  • VMM: I/O-APIC fixes and improvements
  • VMM: many other fixes
  • VMM: fixes for 64-bit Solaris on 32-bit hosts
  • ACPI: fixes for passing through the battery information to the guest
  • Main: raised the initial values for RAM, VRAM and hard disk size for certain guests
  • Main: WinXP guests defaults to E1000 (PRO/1000 T Server), better performance
  • E1000: implemented interrupt throttling improving the performance under certain conditions
  • Linux hosts: fixed several Qt5 problems when using the .run packages on recent Linux distributions, see here
  • Linux installer: remove old VBox kernel modules before installing the new version
  • X11 Additions: the drag and drop service of VBoxClient was blocked for 60 seconds during shutdown, see here

See all the details related to Oracle VM VirtualBox 5.1 Beta 3 here with a complete list of enhancements, bug fixes and links to download the software.

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

Feedback and comments are obviously appreciated. 

The Oracle VirtualBox Team

Thursday Jun 16, 2016

Oracle VM VirtualBox 5.0.22 now available for download!

Oracle has released VirtualBox 5.0 Maintenance Release 22.

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:

  • VMM: properly restore the complete FPU state for 32-bit guests on 64-bit hosts on Intel Sandy Bridge and Ivy Bridge CPUs
  • Guest Additions: fixes for Kernel 4.7
  • Windows Hosts: fixed performance regression with SMP guests
  • 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 Jun 07, 2016

Oracle VM VirtualBox 5.1 Beta 2 released!

Oracle is proud to announce the availability of Oracle VM VirtualBox 5.1 Beta 2.

This minor release includes following fixes from Oracle VM VirtualBox 5.1 Beta 1:

  • GUI: don't crash when showing the Beta popup message window
  • GUI: multi-screen full-screen layout fixed for Windows host (Qt5 regression)
  • GUI: don't allow to start subsequent separate VM instances
  • SDK: reduced memory usage in the webservice Java bindings
  • Settings: fixed regression with disabling audio
  • Settings: fixed regression with saving snapshots (only .vbox file is corrupted needing manual repair, disk images are intact; 5.1 Beta 1 regression)
  • Linux installer: Several path fixes for deb/rpm packages for older Linux distributions where we ship our own Qt5 libraries, see here.
  • Solaris Additions: added support for X.org 1.18

 

See all the details related to Oracle VM VirtualBox 5.1 Beta 2 here with a complete list of enhancements, bug fixes and links to download the software.

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

Feedback and comments are obviously appreciated. 

The Oracle VirtualBox Team

Friday Jun 03, 2016

Oracle VM VirtualBox 5.1 Beta 1 Released

Oracle is proud to announce the availability of Oracle VM VirtualBox 5.1 Beta 1.

This minor release includes a large number of enhancement and bug fixes from Oracle VM VirtualBox 5.0.

See all the details related to Oracle VM VirtualBox 5.1 here with a complete list of enhancements, bug fixes and links to download the software.

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

Feedback and comments are obviously appreciated. 

The Oracle VirtualBox Team

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!


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