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VirtualBox 1.5.6

By Oracle  (Open Source)
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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.

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.
Title: VirtualBox 1.5.6
Filename: VirtualBox_1.5.6_Win_x86.msi
File size: 17.08MB (17,908,224 bytes)
Requirements: Windows XP / Windows 10 / Windows 10 64-bit
Languages: Multiple languages
License: Open Source
Date added: February 20, 2008
Author: Oracle
MD5 Checksum: 2C17B62F27861174957C35ACC75CC7E3

* GUI: xed several error messages
* GUI: xed registration dialog crashes once and for all
* GUI: really ask before resetting the VM
* GUI: release mouse and keyboard before the host activates the screensaver
* GUI: xed issue with license display on big screens
* GUI: added setting for network name for internal networks
* GUI: added setting for network device type
* GUI: keyboard xes
* GUI: seamless mode and fullscreen mode xes
* GUI: xed soaked hostkey keyup event under certain conditions
* GUI: more informative message dialog buttons
* GUI: VM selector context menu
* VBoxSDL: added -termacpi switch
* VBoxSDL: xed automatic adaption of the guest screen resolution to the size of the VM window
* VMM: under heavy guest activity, for example when copying les to/from a shared folder, the VM could crash with an assertion
* VMM: added an option to select PIIX4 (improves compatibility with Windows guests created by VMware)
* VMM: xed a bug which could lead to memory corruption under rare circumstances
* VMM: improved performance of Solaris guests
* VRDP: xed a 1.5.4 regression: VRDP client and server were out-of-sync if the VM was started using the GUI
* VRDP: proper error handling if the VRDP library could not be loaded
* VBoxManage: xed crash during clonevdi
* VBoxManage: added list runningvms command
* VBoxManage: improved the compatibility when reading the partition table of a raw disk
* Shared Folders: added support for read-only shared folders
* Shared Clipboard: several xes
* Network: experimental support for E1000 device emulation
* iSCSI: better check for miscongured targets
* iSCSI: allow to directly attach to internal networks with integrated mini IP stack
* PulseAudio: dont hang during VM initialization if no sound server is available
* VDI: xed sized virtual disk images are now completely written during creation to workaround buggy sparse le handling on some OS (e.g. Vista)
* VDI/VMDK: prevent indexing of .vdi and .vmdk les on Windows hosts
* RDP: xed compilation of the Linux rdesktop client on newer Linux kernels
* RDP: install rdesktop-vrdp on Linux hosts
* ACPI: added sleep button event
* Serial: proper handling of inaccessible host devices
* Windows installer: allow smooth upgrade without deinstallation
* Linux installer: xed Slackware detection regression
* Linux installer: updated VBoxTunctl allowing to assign a tap device to a group on Linux kernels > 2.6.23
* Windows additions: several xes, in particular for Windows NT4
* Linux additions: xed installer for Kubuntu 8.04
* Linux additions: add default video mode for handling video mode hints from the host
* Linux host: compatibility xes with Linux > 2.6.24

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