VirtualBox 5.0.16

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VirtualBox is a powerful x86 and AMD64/Intel64 virtualization product for enterprise as well as home use. Targeted at server, desktop and embedded use, it is now the only professional-quality virtualization solution that is also Open Source Software.

Some of the features of VirtualBox are:

  • Modularity. VirtualBox has an extremely modular design with well-defined internal programming interfaces and a client/server design. This makes it easy to control it from several interfaces at once: for example, you can start a virtual machine in a typical virtual machine GUI and then control that machine from the command line, or possibly remotely. VirtualBox also comes with a full Software Development Kit: even though it is Open Source Software, you don't have to hack the source to write a new interface for VirtualBox.
  • Virtual machine descriptions in XML. The configuration settings of virtual machines are stored entirely in XML and are independent of the local machines. Virtual machine definitions can therefore easily be ported to other computers.

VirtualBox 5.0.16 is a maintenance release. The following items were fixed and/or added:

  • VMM: fixed a problem which could lead to a wrong guest behavior on AMD CPUs
  • GUI: don't try to synchronize the HID LEDs if the VM window is not active or if it's minimized (Windows / Mac OS X hosts only
  • GUI: prevent a crash during startup under rare conditions
  • GUI: sub-menu option to disable the guest-OS type overlay in the application dock icon on Mac OS X
  • GUI: position off-screen windows to be fully visible again on relaunch
  • GUI: hide the VT-x/AMD-V checkbox if raw-mode is not supported (usually Mac OS X hosts;
  • PC speaker passthrough: new experimental feature, available on Linux host only
  • Audio: several fixes for Mac OS X hosts + guests
  • Audio: properly handle default audio device changes (Windows hosts)
  • USB: serveral fixes for the xHCI controller (e.g. for webcam passthrough)
  • BIOS: fixed int15/AH=83/AL=00 function (4.2.0 regression)
  • iPXE: enable the HTTP download protocol on non-Linux hosts
  • Shared folders: fixed a failure to load the saved state under certain circumstances
  • Guest Control: added support for (cached) Active Directory authentication in case the domain controller is not reachable (anymore)
  • Serial ports: raised the number of serial ports per VM from 2 to 4
  • Serial ports: fix for the TCP/IP backend (Windows hosts only;
  • SDK: make the Python webservice API binding work again (5.0 regression)
  • Seamless mode: fixed a crash under certain circumstances
  • Linux hosts: fixed the /sbin/rcvboxdrv script as well as the missing shebang in two scripts
  • Linux hosts: properly uninstall Python files installed by the .run installer
  • Windows hosts: hardening fix required for recent Windows insider builds
  • Windows hosts: fixed Python installation path
  • Windows hosts: support MTU larger than 2 KB with bridged networking
  • Windows hosts / guests: properly sign binaries using a sha-256 certificate
  • Windows Additions: fixed guest property enumeration of logged-in users
  • Windows Additions: fixed sporadical failure of the graphics driver in Windows 10 guests
  • Windows Additions: under rare circumstances no mouse movement events were delivered to the guest

Download: VirtualBox 5.0.16 | 115.0 MB (Open Source)
View: VirtualBox Home Page

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