VirtualBox

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 6.1.28 changelog:

  • VMM: Fixed guru meditation while booting nested-guests accessing debug registers under certain conditions
  • UI: Bug fixes for touchpad-based scrolling
  • VMSVGA: Fixed VM black screen issue on first resize after restoring from saved state (bug #20067)
  • VMSVGA: Fixed display corruption on Linux Mint (bug #20513)
  • Storage: Fixed a possible write error under certain circumstances when using VHD images (bug #20512)
  • Network: Multiple updates in virtio-net device support
  • Network: Disconnecting cable in saved VM state now is handled properly by virtio-net
  • Network: More administrative control over network ranges, see user manual
  • NAT: Fixed not rejecting TFTP requests with absolute pathnames (bug #20589)
  • Audio: Fixed VM session aborting after PC hibernation (bug #20516)
  • Audio: Fixed setting the line-in volume of the HDA emulation on modern Linux guests (bug oem2#53)
  • Audio: Fixed resuming playback of the AC'97 emulation while a snapshot has been taken (bug oem2#52)
  • API: Added bindings support for Python 3.9 (bug #20252)
  • API: Fixed rare hang of VM when changing settings at runtime
  • Linux host: Improved kernel modules installation detection which prevents unnecessary modules rebuild
  • Windows Host: Sped up large page allocations on Windows 8 and later
  • Windows Host: Fixed VBoxHeadless process sticking around after VM is closed (bug #20574)
  • Host Services: Shared Clipboard: Prevent guest clipboard reset when clipboard sharing is disabled (bug #20487)
  • Host Services: Shared Clipboard over VRDP: Fixed to continue working when guest service reconnects to host (bug #20366)
  • Host Services: Shared Clipboard over VRDP: Fixed preventing remote RDP client to hang when guest has no clipboard data to report
  • Linux Host and Guest: Introduced initial support for kernels 5.14 and 5.15
  • Linux Host and Guest: Introduced initial support for RHEL 8.5 kernel
  • Windows Guest: Introduced Windows 11 guest support, including unattended installation

Download: VirtualBox 6.1.28 | 103.0 MB (Open Source)
Download: VirtualBox 6.1.28 Extension Pack | 10.6 MB
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