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VirtualBox 4.3.18 Has Been Released

Virtualbox 4.3.18 has been released 4 days ago with a lot of changes and bug fixes, below is the list of item were fixed and added on the new version of Virtualbox.

  • VMM: fixed a potential misbehavior after restoring the A20 state from a saved state
  • GUI: fixed full-screen mode mini-toolbar related regressions for different platforms and window managers (bug #13369)
  • GUI: X11: fixed full-screen mode Unity panels quirk caused by mini-toolbar code changes in last release (bug #13365)
  • GUI: X11: added possibility to use legacy full-screen mode as the new one can cause multi-screen issues under Unity, see the manual for more information (bug #13365)
  • GUI: Mac OS X: fixed full-screen mode artifact causing black screen when 3D acceleration was enabled on 10.10 Yosemite hosts (bug #13448)
  • GUI: Mac OS X: fixed regression in user-space swiping from/to VBox in full-screen mode
  • GUI: Mac OS X: fixed issue with switching to VBox in full-screen mode through Alt+Tab and Mission Control
  • Storage: fixed data corruption when resizing huge VHD images under certain circumstances (bug #11960)
  • Storage: fixed a rare hang during startup when the BIOS enumerates the storage devices attached to the SATA controller
  • Storage: follow the spec with AHCI interrupt acknowledge (bug #13474)
  • Storage: fixed broken iSCSI authentication (4.3.14 regression, bugs #13386, #13435)
  • NAT Network: properly parse port forwarding rules to allow UDP rules
  • USB: fixed a crash on Linux hosts with older Linux kernels (bug #13400) and several other fixes
  • ACPI: fixed ACPI timer anomalies (bug #12076)
  • Guest Control: fixed a memory leak (bug #13434)
  • Main: when removing a VM, do also remove the VBoxStartup.log file which might exist on Windows hosts (bug #13478)
  • Windows hosts: fixed more startup problems on certain Windows hosts due to conflicts with anti-virus software; better error reporting (4.3.14 regression; bug #13187)
  • Windows hosts: propagate the process startup information to the child process (4.3.14 regression; bug #13243)
  • Mac OS X hosts: don’t force using the discrete GPU (bug #11111)
  • Windows Additions: some Windows 10 tweaks
  • X11 guests: fix a bug handling video driver display properties which prevented GNOME Shell on Fedora 21 from starting
  • Linux hosts / guests: fixed a few remaining warnings in the kernel log if memory allocation fails (bug #11171)

 

VirtualBox is a general-purpose full virtualizer for x86 hardware, targeted at server, desktop and embedded use.

How to install Vurtualbox in Linux Distro’s.

 

On Ubuntu distro:

1. To install Oracle VirtualBox 4.3.18 in Ubuntu  open a Terminal (ctrl+alt+t, Add one of the following lines according to your distribution to your /etc/apt/sources.list:

2. Save and exit the file.

3. Update source list

4. You can now instll Virtualbox

5. Requirements: Install dkms to ensure that the virtualbox host kernel modules are properly updated, if you upgrade your linux kernel version.

and where done enjoy…

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I’m a Linux,opensource advocate and interested in network security and InfoSec.

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