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Oracle VM VirtualBox 5.1.12 is now available!

Simon Coter
Senior Manager, Oracle Linux and Virtualization Product Management

Oracle has released VirtualBox 5.1 Maintenance Release 12.

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

  • Storage: fixed a couple of issue while using NVMe devices
  • E1000: fixed "cable disconnected" issue
  • Linux hosts: compile Linux 4.9 compile fix
  • GUI: fixed certain keyboard capture issues

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 would like to wish a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all VirtualBox users......stay tuned for next 2017!

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Comments ( 2 )
  • Danilo Sunday, January 8, 2017

    I've just installed VirtualBox 5.1.12 and when I start a virtualization it shows me a screen with "Merry Christmas". What's that??? I don't want this thing! How can I disable this wishes?


  • Simon Monday, January 9, 2017


    if you want to disable it you have to execute following command (by CLI):

    # VBoxManage setextradata global VBoxInternal/Devices/vga/0/Config/SuppressNewYearSplash 1

    That said, starting from January 10th the "Happy Holidays" logo will be disabled automatically.


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