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VirtualBox 3.0.0

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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 3.0.0
Filename: VirtualBox-3.0.0-49315-Win.exe
File size: 67.48MB (70,760,976 bytes)
Requirements: Windows XP / Vista / Windows 7 / XP 64-bit / Vista 64-bit / Windows 7 64-bit / Windows 8 / Windows 8 64-bit / Windows 10 / Windows 10 64-bit
Languages: Multiple languages
License: Open Source
Date added: July 1, 2009
Author: Oracle
www.oracle.com
MD5 Checksum: 04F279808BE47CA98D40FF0B5C2E6D7E

This version is a major update. The following major new features were added:

* Guest SMP with up to 32 virtual CPUs (VT-x and AMD-V only; see chapter 3.7.2.2 of the user manual)
* Windows guests: ability to use Direct3D 8/9 applications / games (experimental; see chapter 4.8 of the user manual)
* Support for OpenGL 2.0 for Windows, Linux and Solaris guests

In addition, the following items were ?xed and/or added:

* Solaris hosts: allow suspend/resume on the host when a VM is running (bug #3826)
* Solaris hosts: loosen the restriction for contiguous physical memory under certain conditions
* Mac OS X hosts: ?xed guest PAE
* Linux hosts: kernel module compile ?xes for 2.6.31 (bug #4264)
* VMM: ?xed occasional guru meditation when loading a saved state (VT-x only)
* VMM: eliminated IO-APIC overhead with 32 bits guests (VT-x only, some Intel CPUs don’t support this feature (most do); bug #638)
* VMM: ?xed 64 bits CentOS guest hangs during early boot (AMD-V only; bug #3927)
* VMM: performance improvements for certain PAE guests (e.g. Linux 2.6.29+ kernels)
* VMM: some Windows guests detected a completely wrong CPU frequency (bug #2227)
* VMM: ?xed hanging and unkillable VM processes (bug #4040)
* VMM: ?xed random infrequent guest crashes due to XMM state corruption (Win64 hosts only)
* VMM: performance improvements for network I/O (VT-x/AMD-V only)
* GUI: added mini toolbar for fullscreen and seamless mode (Thanks to Huihong Luo)
* GUI: redesigned settings dialogs
* GUI: allow to create/remove more than one host-only network adapters (non Windows hosts)
* GUI: display estimated time for long running operations (e.g. OVF import/export)
* GUI: ?xed rare hangs when open the OVF import/export wizards (bug #4157)
* 3D support: ?xed VM crashes for client applications using incorrect OpenGL states
* 3D support: ?xed memory corruption when querying for supported texture compression formats
* 3D support: ?xed incorrect rendering of glDrawRangeElements
* 3D support: ?xed memory leak when using VBOs
* 3D support: ?xed glew library detection
* 3D support: ?xed random textures corruption
* VRDP: support Windows 7 RDP client
* Networking: ?xed another problem with TX checksum of?oading with Linux kernels up to version 2.6.18
* NAT: ?xed “open ports on virtual router 10.0.2.2 - 513, 514” (forum)
* NAT: allow to con?gure socket and internal parameters
* NAT: allow to bind sockets to speci?c interface
* PXE boot: signi?cant performance increase (VT-x/AMD-V only)
* VHD: properly write empty sectors when cloning of VHD images (bug #4080)
* VHD: ?xed crash when discarding snapshots of a VHD image
* VHD: ?xed access beyond the block bitmap which could lead to arbitrary crashes
* VBoxManage: ?xed incorrect partition table processing when creating VMDK ?les giving raw partition access (bug #3510)
* VBoxManage: support cloning to existing image ?le
* OVF: several OVF 1.0 compatibility ?xes
* OVF: ?xed exporting of disk images when multiple virtual machines are exported at once
* Virtual mouse device: eliminated micro-movements of the virtual mouse which were confusing some applications (bug #3782)
* Shared Folders: sometimes a ?le was created using the wrong permissions (2.2.0 regression; bug #3785)
* Shared Folders: allow to change ?le attributes from Linux guests and use the correct ?le mode when creating ?les
* Shared Folders: some content was incorrectly written under certain conditions (bug #1187)
* Shared Folders: ?xed incorrect ?le timestamps, when using Windows guest on a Linux host (bug #3404)
* X11 clipboard: ?x duplicate end of lines (bug #4270)
* X11 guests: a number of shared clipboard ?xes
* Linux guests: Guest Additions support for SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11
* Linux guests: new daemon vboxadd-service to handle time synchronization and guest property lookup
* Linux guests: implemented guest properties (OS info, logged in users, basic network information)
* Windows host installer: VirtualBox Python API can now be installed automatically (requires Python and Win32 Extensions installed)
* USB: Support for high-speed isochronous endpoints has been added. In addition, read-ahead buffering is performed for input endpoints (currently Linux hosts only). This should allow additional devices to work, notably webcams (bug #242).
* USB: ?xed error handling for some USB dongles
* Web service: ?xed inability to handle NULL pointers for object arguments, which are valid values for a lot of APIs, in both the raw and the object-oriented web service.
* Web service: object-oriented bindings for JAX-WS did not exhibit interface inheritance correctly, ?xed
* Web service: added support for IDisplay and IGuest interfaces, which were previously unavailable
* Registration dialog uses Sun Online accounts now

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