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VirtualBox 2.2.0

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 2.2.0
Filename: VirtualBox-2.2.0-45846-Win.exe
File size: 62.38MB (65,411,600 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: April 9, 2009
Author: Oracle
MD5 Checksum: FAA08BA2C3F23C55AEEF2AAC84D48523

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

* OVF (Open Virtualization Format) appliance import and export (see chapter 3.8, Importing and exporting virtual machines, User Manual page 55)
* Host-only networking mode (see chapter 6.7, Host-only networking, User Manual page 88)
* Hypervisor optimizations with signi?cant performance gains for high context switching rates
* Raised the memory limit for VMs on 64-bit hosts to 16GB
* VT-x/AMD-V are enabled by default for newly created virtual machines
* USB (OHCI & EHCI) is enabled by default for newly created virtual machines (Qt GUI only)
* Experimental USB support for OpenSolaris hosts
* Shared folders for Solaris and OpenSolaris guests
* OpenGL 3D acceleration for Linux and Solaris guests (see chapter 4.8, Hardware 3D acceleration (OpenGL), User Manual page 70)
* Added C API in addition to C++, Java, Python and Web Services

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

* VMM: FreeBSD guest related ?x for V86 ?ags (bug #2342)
* VMM: ?xed guru meditation when booting an AsteriskNow Linux VM (bug #2342)
* VMM: ?xed PGMPOOLKIND_FREE guru meditation (bugs #3356, #3431)
* VMM: ?xed Windows XP boot hang (guest PAE + nested paging only)
* VMM: allow mixing of VT-x/AMD-V and software virtualization
* VMM: ?xed extremely slow safe mode booting in e.g. Windows 2008 (VT-x/AMD-V only)
* VMM: signi?cant speedup of certain GRUB boot loaders (e.g. Solaris) (VT-x/AMD-V only)
* VMM: real-mode IOPL ?x for DOS guests (VT-x only)
* VMM: ?xed VT-x detection with certain BIOSes that enable VT-x, but don’t set the lock bit in MSR_IA32_FEATURE_CONTROL
* VMM: ?xed hibernation issues on Windows XP hosts (VT-x only; bug #1794)
* VMM: properly emulate RDMSR from the TSC MSR, should ?x some NetBSD guests
* VMM: emulate RDPMC; ?xes Windows guests crashes when using the Kaspersky virus scanner (bug #1778)
* NAT: ?xed truncated downloads (FTP) (bug #3257)
* NAT: blocked UDP packets caused a crash (bug #3426)
* NAT: allow to con?gure the next server and the boot ?le via VBoxManage (bug #2759)
* IDE: ?xed hard disk upgrade from XML-1.2 settings (bug #1518)
* Hard disk: support more VMDK ?le variants (including ?xed-size ESX server images)
* Hard disks: refuse to start the VM if a disk image is not writable
* USB: further reduced host CPU utilization for OHCI and EHCI; the “VBoxInternal/Devices/usb-ohci/0/Con?g/FrameRate” CFG key is no longer necessary and no longer supported
* USB: ?xed BSOD on the host with certain USB devices (Windows hosts only; bug #1654)
* E1000: properly handle cable disconnects (bug #3421)
* VRDP: ?xed hangs when VRDP server is enabled or disabled in runtime
* Shared folders: respect umask settings on Linux, OSX and Solaris hosts when creating ?les
* X11 guests: prevented setting the locale in vboxmouse, as this caused problems with Turkish locales (bug #3563)
* X11 guests: show the guest mouse pointer at the right position if the virtual desktop is larger than the guest resolution (bug #2306)
* Linux additions: ?xed typo when detecting Xorg 1.6 (bug #3555)
* Solaris guests: added xpg4/xcu4 dependency to the guest additions installer (bug #3524)
* Windows guests: bind the VBoxMouse.sys ?lter driver to the correct guest pointing device (bug #1324)
* Windows hosts: ?xed BSOD when starting a VM with enabled host interface (bug #3414)
* Linux hosts: do proper reference counting to prevent unloading the vboxnet?t module as long as this code is in use (bug #3104)
* Linux hosts: do not leave zombies of VBoxSysInfo.sh (bug #3586)
* Linux installers: ?xes for Slackware, Arch Linux and Linux from Scratch systems
* Windows installers: combined installer executable which contains both (32- and 64-bit) architectures.
* VBoxManage: less cryptic command-line error messages
* VBoxManage list vms commands now default to compact format
* VBoxManage controlvm dvdattach did not work if the image was attached before
* VBoxManage: allow creation of all supported disk image variants
* VBoxManage showvminfo: don’t spam the release log if the additions don’t support statistics information (bug #3457)
* VBoxManage: big command line processing cleanup, the legacy single-dash options are deprecated and will be removed in the next major release, so switch to the new options now
* Hard disks: improved immutable disk support to auto-reset diff ?le at VM startup (related to bug #2772)
* GUI: enable the audio adapter by default for new VMs
* GUI: warn if VT-x/AMD-V is not operational when starting a 64-bit guest
* GUI: deactivate 64-bit guest support when the host CPU does not support VT-x/AMD-V
* GUI: removed ?oppy icon from the status bar
* GUI: show build revision in about dialog
* GUI: ?xed sticky status bar text
* GUI: improved error dialogs
* GUI: fail with an appropriate error message when trying to boot a read-only disk image (bug #1745)
* GUI/Mac OS X: ?xed disabled close button
* GUI/Windows: re-enabled support for copy and paste (Windows hosts 2.0 regression; bug #2065)
* 3D support: added OpenGL select/feedback support (bug #2920)
* 3D support: close OpenGL subsystem for terminated guest applications (bug #3243)
* 3D support: ?xed VM hangs when starting guests with 3D acceleration enabled (bug #3437)
* PXE: ?xed boot hangs when hardware virtualization is used (bug #2536)
* LsiLogic: ?xed problems with Solaris guests
* Main API: close machine settings XML ?le when unregistering machine (bug #3548)

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