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VirtualBox 3.1.0 Beta 2

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 3.1.0 Beta 2
Filename: VirtualBox-3.1.0_BETA2-55019-Win.exe
File size: 79.57MB (83,434,000 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: November 21, 2009
Author: Oracle
MD5 Checksum: 6E125A55C8246CF9DA5BF050CF5B31EF

# The following major new features were added:

* Teleportation (aka live migration); migrate a live VM session from one machine to another
* VM states can now be restored from arbitrary snapshots instead of only the last one, and new snapshots can be taken from other snapshots as well
* 2D video acceleration for Windows guests; use the host video hardware for overlay stretching and colour conversion
* More flexible storage attachments: CD/DVD drives can be attached to arbitrary storage controllers, and there can be more than one such drive
* Support for Parallels version 2 disk image (HDD) files,Disk image files (VDI, VMDK, VHD, HDD)
* The network attachment type can be changed while a VM is running
* Experimental USB support for OpenSolaris hosts making use of the latest USB enhancements in Solaris Nevada 124 and higher
* Significant performance improvements for PAE and AMD64 guests (VT-x and AMD-V only; normal (non-nested) paging)
* Experimental support for EFI (Extensible Firmware Interface)
* Improved network performance for Linux guests by providing a virtio network device

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

* VMM: guest SMP fixes for certain rare cases
* GUI: allow to disable USB filters (bug #5426)
* 3D support: major performance improvement in VBO processing
* 3D support: added GL_EXT_framebuffer_object, GL_EXT_compiled_vertex_array support
* 3D support: fixed crashes in FarCry, SecondLife, Call of Duty, Unreal Tournament, Eve Online (bugs #2801, #2791)
* 3D support: fixed graphics corruption in World of Warcraft (#2816)
* 3D support: fixed Final frame of Compiz animation not updated to the screen (#4653)
* iSCSI: support iSCSI targets with more than 2TiB capacity
* VRDP: fixed occasional VRDP server crash (bug #5424)
* Network: fixed the E1000 emulation for QNX (and probably other) guests (bug #3206)
* VHD: fixed incompatibility with Hyper-V
* OVF: create manifest files on export and verify the content of an optional manifest file on import
* X11 based hosts: allow the user to specify their own scan code layout (bug #2302)
* Shared folders: VBOXSVR is visible in Network folder (bug #4842)
* Windows, Linux and Solaris Additions: added balloon tip notifier if VirtualBox host version was updated and Additions are out of date
* Windows Additions: added automatic logon support forWindows Vista and Windows 7
* Windows Additions: fixed crash in seamless mode (contributed by Huihong Luo)
* SDK: added object-oriented web service bindings for PHP5

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