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.
- OCI export: handle empty disk image correctly
- API: fix potential crash when using the medium I/O functionality
- VBoxManage: fixed documentation of VBoxManage modifyvm uarttype documentation (bug #18759)
- Network: scrub inbound TCP URG pointer, working around incorrect OOB handling
- USB: Improved identification of power-saved devices on Windows hosts
- Audio: in the AC97 work around buggy guest drivers which reprogram the sampling rate, breaking audio in and/or audio out
- Windows host: fixed crashes on startup with software trying to inject code into a VM process
- Linux host and guest: fix kernel module build for SLES 12 SP4 kernel
- 3D: fixed state saving and loading when the VBoxVGA graphics adapter is used with 3D enabled (bug #18802, 6.0.10 regression)
- Windows guests: fixed mouse cursor visibility updating
- Windows guests: fixed graphics corruption in Windows 10 search menu with VBoxSVGA adapter
- Windows guests: fixed dwm.exe crashes related to the WDDM driver for VBoxSVGA adapter when the VM has lots of RAM
- MacOS Guest Additions fail to start in 6.0.10 (bug #18793)
- Windows guests: fixed crashes when using shared folders (bug #18766)
- Linux guests: unprivileged users unable to create files inside shared folders (bug #18737)
- Linux guests: improve compatibility of vboxvideo.ko kernel module build logic (bug #18869)
VirtualBox 6.0.12 Oracle VM VirtualBox Extension Pack:
Support for USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 devices, VirtualBox RDP, disk encryption, NVMe and PXE boot for Intel cards. See this chapter from the User Manual for an introduction to this Extension Pack. The Extension Pack binaries are released under the VirtualBox Personal Use and Evaluation License (PUEL). Please install the same version extension pack as your installed version of VirtualBox.
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