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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
Filename: VirtualBox-3.2.8-64453-Win.exe
File size: 75.53MB (79,194,640 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: August 7, 2010
Author: Oracle
MD5 Checksum: B8456AF722BDCEF986D9E2283662DA2D

# The following items were fixed and/or added:

* VMM: properly terminate the VM with an error if the guest is trying to switch to the PAE mode but PAE is disabled in the VM settings
* GUI: switch to native file dialogs (Windows hosts only; bug #5459)
* GUI: don't use native file dialogs on KDE hosts (Linux hosts only; bug #6809)
* 3D support: fixed GL_EXT_texture_sRGB support
* PXE: fixed ZENworks PXE boot regression
* OVF: fixed slower export and larger images under certain circumstances (3.2.6 regression; bug #7073)
* USB: properly signal an interrupt if the port suspend status changes
* USB: respect the remote-only filter
* USB: avoid VM hang when changing the configuration of certain devices (Windows hosts only)
* USB: fix a crash with older Linux kernels and non-ASCII characters in device strings (Linux hosts only; bug #6983)
* PageFusion: fixed conflict with the guest execution feature
* PageFusion: fixed stability issues with a large number of VMs
* PageFusion: fixed host crashes with guest SMP and Win64 guests
* Memory ballooning: fixed problems restoring VMs with pre-allocation enabled
* Bridged networking: fixed performance issue with GRO enabled on bridged device (bug #7059)
* Hostonly networking: fixed performance issue (3.2.6 regression; bug #7081)
* Hard disks: fix auto-reset of immutable disk at VM startup (bug #6832)
* BusLogic: several fixes for Windows NT/2000 and SCO OpenServer guests
* LsiLogic: fixed I/O errors under rare circumstances
* Sharing disks: support for attaching one disk to several VMs without external tools and tricks
* Shared folders: several fixes and performance enhancements for Solaris guests (bugs #4154 and #6512)
* Solaris Installer: added support for remote installations
* Guest Properties API: correctly support enumerating the properties of a running VM with an empty "patterns" field (bug #7171)
* Guest properties: properly delete transient properties on shutdown
* RDP video redirection performance improvements and stability fixes
* Settings: silently fix host audio driver when reading machine XML settings files or OVF written by VirtualBox on a different host OS, for example convert DirectSound to PulseAudio (bug #7209)
* Settings: properly store the NAT network setting in XML settings file version 1.10 and later (bug #6176)
* VBoxManage: handle differencing images with parent UUID correctly in subcommand openmedium disk (bug #6751)
* Web service: enabled HTTP keepalive for much better performance
* Web service: added timestamps to logging output
* Web service: treat 8-bit strings as UTF-8 not ASCII
* X11 Additions: fix for Xorg 6.8 guests (e.g. RHEL4)

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