Last evening, January 18th, Oracle updated its popular and powerful VirtualBox virtualization software to version 4.0.2. This new maintenance release brings lots of stability improvements and many bugfixes over previous versions.
VirtualBox 4.0.2 binaries are available for download (see the link at the end of the article) for Linux, Solaris, OpenSolaris, Windows and Macintosh platforms. Without further introduction, let's take a look at the changes brought by VirtualBox 4.0.2:
· Fixed USB device enumeration bug for Linux hosts;
· Fixed allocation memory issue for Linux hosts;
· VBoxService guest control parameters parsing issues were fixed for Guest Additions;
· Fixed USB device enumeration bug for rdesktop-vrdp;
· Fixed a GUI crash when the removable host drive vanished;
· Fixed a GUI crash when the KDE SC's Oxygen theme was used and the settings button was clicked;
· A proper warning message will appear if a machine folder can't be created;
· Fixed multimonitor X11 guests issues in the GUI;
· Various 32-bit Linux hosts SELinux issues were fixed;
· Fixed an installation issue with the deb and rpm packages;
· Added support to create and remove host-only interfaces;
· Fixed a host-only interface removal issue;
· Fixed various issues with VHD/VMDK images;
· Fixed WDS PXE boot issues;
· Fixed a VESA screen issue;
· Lots of other bug fixes and improvements!
For the entire list of changes of this release, please check the official changelog.
VirtualBox is the most popular virtualization software, now owned by Oracle after it bought Sun Microsystems. It works on all major 32-bit and 64-bit platforms, and supports a large number of guest operating systems. VirtualBox is closed source but is offered for free. There is also an open-source version dubbed VirtualBox OSE (Open Source Edition). Oracle VM VirtualBox allows users to create "virtual machines" in their host operating system so that they can install any guest OS, facilitating the development, cross-platform running and testing of multi-tier applications on a single computer.
Download VirtualBox 4.0.2 right now from Softpedia.