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VirtualBox 6.1.2 Build 135663 by Oracle

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VirtualBox 6.1.2 Build 135663 by Oracle

VirtualBox is a general-purpose full virtualizer for hardware. Targeted at server, desktop and embedded use, it is now the only professional quality virtualization solution. It is also Open Source Software.  The powerful virtualization product for enterprise as well as home use.

VirtualBox provides are useful for several scenarios: Running multiple operating systems simultaneously. VirtualBox allows you to run more than one operating system at a time.

This way, you can run software written for one operating system on another (for example, Windows software on Linux or a Mac) without having to reboot to use it.

Since you can configure what kinds of “virtual” hardware should be presented to each such operating system, you can install an old operating system such as DOS or OS/2 even if your real computer’s hardware is no longer supported by that operating system.

Software vendors can use virtual machines to ship entire software configurations. For example, installing a complete mail server solution on a real machine can be a tedious task.

With VirtualBox, such a complex setup (then often called an “appliance”) can be packed into a virtual machine. Installing and running a mail server becomes as easy as importing such an appliance into VirtualBox.

Changes in VirtualBox 6.1.2 (2020-01-15):

  • Virtualization core: fixed performance issue observed with Windows XP guests on AMD hosts
  • Virtualization core: consistent IBRS/IBPB CPUID feature reporting, avoids crash of NetBSD 9.0 RC1 installer
  • GUI: fixed updating of runtime info
  • GUI: in Display settings, do not show “2D video acceleration” checkbox if it is meaningless for the selected graphics adapter
  • Audio: fixed audio input handling when VRDE is enabled
  • Audio: fixed crash in the HDA emulation when using multi-speaker configurations
  • Storage: fixed use of encrypted disks with snapshots involved
  • Storage: improve performance of virtio-scsi
  • Storage: read-only support for compressed clusters in QCOW2 images
  • Windows installer: include unintentionally dropped vbox-img.exe utility again
  • Windows host: when installing or removing an extension pack, retry the sometimes failing directory renaming (usually caused by anti-virus software accessing the directory)
  • Linux host: Support Linux 5.5 (guest additions not yet)
  • Windows guest: accelerate 2D video decoding (scaling and color space conversion) if the VM is configured to use VBoxSVGA with 3D enabled
  • Windows guest: fix guest additions installer to upgrade the mouse filter driver reliably
  • Windows guest: when uninstalling older Guest Additions with old 3D support enabled try restoring original Direct3D files
  • Linux guest: improve resize and multi-monitor handling for VMs using VMSVGA (known remaining issue: do not disable a monitor “in the middle”, causes confusion)

Changes in VirtualBox 6.1.0 (2019-12-12):

  • Implemented support for importing a virtual machine from Oracle Cloud Infrastructure
  • Extended support for exporting a virtual machine to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, allowing the creation of multiple virtual machines without re-uploading. Also added option to export a VM to the cloud using the more efficient variant “paravirtialized”, and to specify free-form tags for cloud images
  • Virtualization core: Support for nested hardware-virtualization on Intel CPUs (starting with 5th generation Core i, codename Broadwell), so far tested only with guest running VirtualBox
  • Graphics: New style 3D support (with VBoxSVGA and VMSVGA) remains, old style 3D support (with VBoxVGA) has been completely removed
  • Shared Clipboard: Implemented experimental support for file transfers (Windows hosts/guests only at the moment). Needs to be enabled via VBoxManage (disabled by default). In addition, the following items were fixed and/or added:
  • Virtualization core: Drop recompiler, i.e. running VMs now needs a CPU supporting hardware virtualization
  • Runtime: Works now on hosts with many CPUs (limit now 1024)
  • Appliance and Cloud Import: Add field for defining firmware type (not part of OVF spec and thus manual in the Appliance case, for OCI it is automatically taken from the instance information)
  • GUI: Improved the VISO creation and file manager dialogs
  • GUI: Virtual machine list of VirtualBox Manager was improved. Machine groups are now more obvious visually and VM search functionality has been improved. Global Tools element can now be pinned in place, to avoid scrolling it with rest of machine list
  • GUI: Virtual machine details pane is now extended with embedded editors for selected VM attributes, allowing user to edit them on-the-fly byi clicking corresponding hyper-links without opening VM settings dialog
  • GUI: Details pane provides more complete information
  • GUI: Internal medium enumeration routines were optimized to reduce the load and optimize the performance in cases when user have lots of media registered. Also, we again allowed to add existing media (and create new) via Virtual Media Manager
  • GUI: More consistent medium selection (both showing known images and allowing to select using the file picker)
  • GUI: VM storage settings page was adjusted a bit in usability regard. User is now allowed to change controller bus type and can move attachments between the controllers by using drag and drop
  • GUI: Storage and Network settings pages bug-fixes and usability optimization
  • GUI: Added a new soft (virtual) keyboard enabling arbitrary keyboard input to guests, including multimedia keys
  • GUI: Fixed crash in cloud related wizards when accessibility functionality was enabled
  • GUI: Show VM CPU load as part of status bar CPU indicator
  • GUI: Improved and extended the Session Information dialog
  • GUI: Fixed/improved mouse pointer scaling
  • GUI: Some issues related to mouse integration cursor scaling were addressed, more to go
  • GUI: Fix and unify geometry save/restore in various dialogs
  • GUI: Added the missing restriction options for disabling new functionality such as the VISO creator
  • GUI: Popup messages mouse click fix
  • Graphics: Remove 3D support for VBoxVGA (old one deprecated with 6.0)
  • Graphics: Additional texture format support on Windows host
  • Graphics: Improved fix for flickering on Windows host
  • Input: Added support for horizontal scrolling in the PS/2 mouse device using the IntelliMouse Explorer protocol. Note that this support is automatically used by Linux guests but not by Windows guests
  • vboximg-mount: Experimental support for direct read-only access to NTFS, FAT and ext2/3/4 filesystems inside a disk image without the need for support on the host
  • vboximg-mount: Now also available on Linux host
  • Storage: Experimental support for virtio-scsi, for both hard disks and optical drives (including boot support in BIOS)
  • Storage: For optical drive emulation fix empty host drive crash
  • USB: Improvements for EHCI controller implementation
  • USB: Filter can now specify port path, uniquely identifying a port in a system
  • NAT: Fix TFTP OACK response, send only if request has options
  • NAT Network: Use non-blocking sockets on Linux for accepted incoming connections (port forwarding)
  • PCnet-ISA: Added new network adapter type, currently CLI only
  • Audio: Allow changing the host audio backend while the VM is in saved state
  • ACPI: Report NVMe controller
  • VGA: Improve hardware and BIOS compatibility
  • VBoxSVGA/VMSVGA: Support YUV2 and related texture formats with hosts using OpenGL (macOS and Linux), which accelerates video playback when 3D is enabled by delegating the color space conversion to the host GPU
  • VBoxSVGA/VMSVGA: Several drawing fixes for the 3D case
  • VMSVGA 3D: Fixed OpenGL compressed textures
  • VBoxManage: More cloud functionality coverage, e.g. starting a cloud instance
  • VBoxManage: As part of the guest control feature support moving multiple source files/directories to a target directory
  • Guest Control/VBoxManage: Added support for specifying multiple sources when renaming guest files
  • VBoxManage: Show “unrestricted guest” and “nested HW virtualization” CPU features when listing the host information
  • API: Reduce the amount of leftovers from Move VM function
  • Shared Clipboard: Implemented experimental support for file transfers for Linux hosts on Windows guests (disabled by default)
  • SMBIOS: Store system UUID in little endian format which is the default for new VMs, while existing VMs stick to the old VirtualBox behavior of storing them in big endian format for backwards compatibility to avoid breaking the activation status of Windows VMs
  • VBoxSDL frontend: Fixed running on Windows hosts
  • macOS host: Fix VM crashes (most visible on macOS Catalina)
  • Linux host: Improve vboxweb systemd service dependency information
  • Linux host: Drop PCI passthrough, the current code is too incomplete (cannot handle PCIe devices at all), i.e. not useful enough
  • Linux host and guest: Support Linux 5.4
  • Linux host and guest: Force disabling of kernel module signing during build (user can do it afterwards)
  • Windows host: When possible, distinguish USB devices by port number; helps with accurate capturing of devices when multiple otherwise identical devices are connected
  • Windows Guest Additions: Many fixes for drawing problems in the driver for VBoxSVGA
  • Windows Guest Additions: Fixes for legacy VBoxVGA adapter, restore previously working cases
  • Windows Guest Additions: Restore VHWA functionality for VBoxSVGA
  • Windows guest: DXVA implementation for WDDM driver
  • Documentation: Updated supported host operating systems, added few new manual pages (more to come later)
  • EFI: Switch to newer firmware code base and add NVRAM support, should improve compatibility with OSes significantly
  • EFI: Added support for booting from APFS
  • EFI: Added support for non-standard SATA and NVMe boot device paths created by OS X
  • EFI: Modified updated EFI code base to support older OS X guests again

Changes in VirtualBox 6.0.14 (2019-10-15):

  • Virtualization core: fixed an invalid-guest state guru meditation in some rare circumstances on Intel hosts
  • Virtualization core: some fixes for systems with lots of processors
  • Audio: relaxed VRM / VRA (variable rate audio) bit checks to provide more compatibility for guests running ALSA setups with the AC’97 emulation
  • USB: made device capturing for passthrough more accurate and reliable on Windows host
  • Network: fixed potential issue with interrupt signalling for network adapters in UEFI guests
  • 3D: fixed flicker and redraw issues when using VBoxSVGA or VMSVGA graphics adapter
  • 3D: fixed crash with some applications when using VBoxSVGA or VMSVGA graphics adapter
  • macOS host: fix crash of GUI VM process which showed up frequently with 10.15 Catalina
  • Linux host: support Linux 5.3, thank you Larry Finger
  • Linux host: improve python version detection during rpm package creation, can change package dependencies and fix some installation problems
  • Linux guests: calls to aio_read(3) and aio_write(3) may fail inside shared folders
  • Linux guests: fix problem with shared folder unmounting in service script, thank you Denis Ryndine
  • Linux guests: VBox 6.0.10 GAs fail to compile on Red Hat/CentOS/Oracle Linux 7.7 and Red Hat 8.1 Beta

Homepage – https://www.virtualbox.org

Currently, Oracle VM VirtualBox runs on the following host operating systems:

Windows hosts (64-bit):

  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8
  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows 10 RTM (1507) build 10240
  • Windows 10 November Update (1511) build 10586
  • Windows 10 Anniversary Update (1607) build 14393
  • Windows 10 Creators Update (1703) build 15063
  • Windows 10 Fall Creators Update (1709) build 16299
  • Windows 10 April 2018 Update (1803) build 17134
  • Windows 10 October 2018 Update (1809) build 17763
  • Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Windows Server 2012
  • Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Windows Server 2016
  • Windows Server 2019

Mac OS X hosts (64-bit):

  • 10.12 (Sierra)
  • 10.13 (High Sierra)
  • 10.14 (Mojave)

Intel hardware is required. See also Chapter 14, Known Limitations.

Linux hosts (64-bit). Includes the following:

  • Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, 18.04 LTS and 18.10
  • Debian GNU/Linux 9 (“Stretch”)
  • Oracle Linux 6 and 7
  • Redhat Enterprise Linux 6 and 7
  • Fedora 28 and 29
  • Gentoo Linux
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise server 12 and 15
  • openSUSE Leap 42.3 and 15.0

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4 Comments on VirtualBox 6.1.2 Build 135663 by Oracle

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    ace_N_kelly

    Enfin un update qui apporte quelque chose :) La v4.3 final offre une option "Video Capture" en plus d'une nouvelle interface lors du boot :) +1

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    AboGelany

    I think it's best .. Thanks

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    DuRoi

    "Virtual Box or VMWare Workstation, that is the question". I think this question will be answer when one of them could handle a full install of Mac Os X Lion without problems or workarounds. For now they are both good but with that limitation, i prefer VMware Workstation.

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    Rich

    Virtual Box or VMWare Workstation, that is the question.