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VirtualBox 4.3.20-96996

O. James Samson - December 12, 2014

Looking for a general-purpose full virtualizer? A virtualizer targeted at server, desktop and embedded use? Then you can use VirtualBox because it a rapidly and consistently growing number of features; and is suitable for x86 hardware.

What is VirtualBox?

VirtualBox is a general-purpose full virtualizer for x86 hardware. Targeted at server, desktop and embedded use, it is now the only professional-quality virtualization solution that is also Open Source Software.

Currently, VirtualBox is being actively developed with frequent releases and has an ever growing list of features, supported guest operating systems and platforms it runs on. The program is a community effort backed by a dedicated company, and everyone is encouraged to contribute while Oracle ensures the product always meets professional quality criteria.

Recently a lot of issues were fixed to make VirtualBox more reliable and efficient. Some of these fixes and changes include the following: VMM: fixed reboot hang of 32-bit Windows SMP guests (bug #13319, #13462); VMM: proper Math Fault handling with certain legacy guests (bug #9042, AMD hosts); GUI: fix 3D overlay window re-parenting issue when VM goes to full screen mode on X11 hosts; and others.

Does it have any downside?

VirtualBox is one of the best programs introduced by Oracle.

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