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28 Oct 2013 Oracle VM VirtualBox 4.3.2 [33465]
First maintenance release of the 4.3 branch

This is a maintenance release. The following items were fixed and/or added:

  • VMM: fixed restoring of the auxiliary TSC MSR in VT-x that caused host BSODs on Windows 8.1 hosts and unpredictable behavior on other hosts (bug #12237)
  • VMM: provide fake values for a couple of MSRs to make more guests happy on certain hosts
  • VMM: fixed detection of VT-x on certain machines where the BIOS would not set the VMX LOCK feature bit, which affected the VM settings in the GUI
  • VMM: fixed TPR threshold which caused BSODs on Windows XP guests that use the I/O APIC (VT-x only; bug #12227)
  • VMM: fixed PATM saved state incompatibility for software virtualized VMs (bug #12222)
  • VMM: don't fail if AMD-V isn't available if the VM is configured to use software virtualization
  • GUI: fixed guest resize breakage on visual representation mode change (when switching from normal to fullscreen etc)
  • GUI: make sure the guest screen is resized after restoring a VM from a saved state if the host screen size changed
  • GUI: disabled SCROLL LED sync from HID LEDs synchronization (Mac OS X hosts only)
  • Webcam passthrough improvements including GUI support (see the manual for more information)
  • Guest Control: implemented more IGuestSession methods

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01 Sep 2010 InfoWorld Announces Its Bossies Awards for 2010 [23435]
The Best Open Source Software for Business

For some years now, InfoWorld has been assessing open source applications and naming "best of" winners in its Best of Open Source Software (Bossie) Awards program. The report of this year's winners includes VirtualBox as well as an informative history of open source applications and their evolution. The article notes that "open source" does not mean the same thing to everyone in the field, citing the examples of MySQL and Android to make its point.
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06 May 2010 VirtualBox 3.2.0 Beta 1 Released [23094]
Many Changes, Bug Fixes in this Major New Update

The very first comment Frank Mehnert directs to the readers of his posting "Announcement: VirtualBox 3.2.0 Beta 1 Released" is, "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." That said, he provides a link for downloading the binaries, as well as for reporting any problems with the Beta.
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23 Feb 2010 Installing Solaris 10 OS as a VM Under an Oracle VM Environment [22852]
Blog Offers Steps and Tips on Set-up

A few tips on how to install Solaris 10 OS as a virtual machine under an Oracle VM 2.2 environment have been posted by Honglin Su on Oracle's Virtualization blog. All of the steps are accompanied by screen snippets so readers can compare their results with his. He also includes links to downloads and documentation throughout the blog, helping ease the process.
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30 Nov 2009 Sun VirtualBox 3.1 [22633]
Features ability to "teleport" a VM from one host to another

With 20 million total downloads and some 40,000 downloads per day, Sun VirtualBox has become a major, general-purpose full virtualizer for x86 hardware. Targeted at server, desktop and embedded use, it is now the only professional-quality virtualization solution that is also Open Source Software. A significant new release, VirtualBox 3.1, improves performance and adds significant new features, including 'teleportation' which is the live migration of a VM session from one host to another (e.g. from an Intel-based Mac Desktop to an AMD server then to an Intel-based laptop running Windows 7).
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