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    VirtualBox 4.0.0 has been released and includes a list of major updates with new features added.

    Reorganization of VirtualBox into a base package and Extension Packs; see chapter 1.5, Installing VirtualBox and extension packs, see the manual for more information.
    New settings/disk file layout for VM portability; see chapter 10.1, Where VirtualBox stores its files, see the manual for more information.



    Major rework of the GUI (now called “VirtualBox Manager”):
    • Redesigned user interface with guest window preview (also for screenshots).
    • New “scale” display mode with scaled guest display; see chapter 1.8.5, Resizing the machine’s window, see the manual for more information.
    • Support for creating and starting .vbox desktop shortcuts.
    • The VM list is now sortable.
    • Machines can now be deleted easily without a trace including snapshots and saved states, and optionally including attached disk images (VBoxManage unregistervm --delete can do the same now).
    • Built-in creation of desktop file shortcuts to start VMs on double click.
    VMM: support more than 1.5/2 GB guest RAM on 32-bit hosts

    New virtual hardware:
    • Intel ICH9 chipset with three PCI buses, PCI Express and Message Signaled Interrupts (MSI); see chapter 3.4.1, “Motherboard” tab, see the manual for more information.
    • Intel HD Audio, for better support of modern guest operating systems (e.g. 64-bit Windows).
    Improvements to OVF support (see chapter 1.12, Importing and exporting virtual machines, see the manual for more information):
    • Open Virtualization Format Archive (OVA) support.
    • Significant performance improvements during export and import.
    • Creation of the manifest file on export is optional now.
    • Imported disks can have formats other than VMDK.
    Resource control: added support for limiting a VM’s CPU time and IO bandwidth; see chapter 5.8, Limiting bandwidth for disk images, see the manual for more information.
    Storage: support asynchronous I/O for iSCSI, VMDK, VHD and Parallels images.
    Storage: support for resizing VDI and VHD images; see chapter 8.21, VBoxManage modifyhd, see the manual for more information.
    Guest Additions: support for multiple virtual screens in Linux and Solaris guests using X.Org server 1.3 and later.
    Language bindings: uniform Java bindings for both local (COM/XPCOM) and remote (SOAP) invocation APIs.


    Also available is an additional log of new additions as well as bug fixes.
    Click to view full changelog.

    Get VirtualBox 4.0.0

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    Nice and useful share L.W.

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