VirtualBox is a powerful x86 and AMD64/Intel64 virtualization product for enterprise as well as home use. Not only is VirtualBox an extremely feature rich, high performance product for enterprise customers, it is also the only professional solution that is freely available as Open Source Software under the terms of the GNU General Public License (GPL) version 2. See “About VirtualBox” for an introduction.
Presently, VirtualBox runs on Windows, Linux, Macintosh, and Solaris hosts and supports a large number of guest operating systems including but not limited to Windows (NT 4.0, 2000, XP, Server 2003, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10), DOS/Windows 3.x, Linux (2.4, 2.6, 3.x and 4.x), Solaris and OpenSolaris, OS/2, and OpenBSD.
VirtualBox is being actively developed with frequent releases and has an ever growing list of features, supported guest operating systems and platforms it runs on. VirtualBox is a community effort backed by a dedicated company: everyone is encouraged to contribute while Oracle ensures the product always meets professional quality criteria.
This is a major update. The following major new features were added:
- GUI: Fix several layout and mouse position handling bugs with soft keyboard
- GUI: Fixed crash on last VM removed (6.1.4 regression; bug #19568, #19525, #19506, #19490, #19481, #19397)
- GUI and API: Allow renaming VMs which are in saved state
- Serial: Fixed slow guest output when using the TCP server mode without anyone being connected
- Guest Additions: Restored ‘VBoxClient–checkhostversion’ functionality (6.1.0 regression; bug #19470)
- Guest Additions: Fixed resizing and multi monitor handling for X11 guests. (6.1.0 regression; bug #19496)
- Guest Additions: Build problems fix with Oracle Linux 8.2 (Red Hat compatible kernel) / Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.2 / CentOS 8.2 (bug #19391)
- Guest Control/VBoxManage: Fixed handling of multiple environment variables supplied to ‘VBoxManage guestcontrol VM run’ (6.1.6/6.0.20 regression; bug #19518)
- Guest Control: Implemented support for long(er) command lines
- Guest Control: Various stability improvements