Posted by: Tom Hesser
Date: Saturday, October 19th, 2013, 22:22
Category: News, Software
You can’t knock a tidy update.
VirtualBox, an open source x86 virtualization project available for free has just hit version 4.3.0. The new version, a 113 megabyte download, features the following fixes and changes with the full release notes posted here:
- VMM: major rewrite of the VT-x code and the AMD-V code including many bug fixes and performance improvements (for example bug #9659).
- VMM: introduced a lightweight instruction interpreter for situations not handled by hardware virtualization.
- GUI: extended messaging mechanism (new non-modal popup overlays used to show non-critical warnings and provide user with additional information).
- GUI: keyboard shortcuts management (input page of global preferences extended with possibility to edit general keyboard shortcuts for VirtualBox Manager and Virtual Machine).
- GUI: video capturing support (bug #4766).
- Added USB touch device emulation.
- Added experimental support for webcam passthrough complementing USB passthrough (see the manual for more information).
- Added SCSI CD-ROM emulation, including boot support.
- VRDP: support for IPv6.
- Guest Control: guest sessions now are running in dedicated, impersonated session processes (needs at least Guest Additions 4.3 installed).
- Guest Control: implemented IGuestFile support.
- NAT: experimental virtual router mode: several VMs are attached to the same internal network and share one NAT service (see the manual for more information).
VirtualBox 4.3.0 is available for free and requires an Intel-based Mac running Mac OS X 10.6 or later and an Intel-based Mac to install and run.
If you’ve tried the new version and have any feedback, please let us know.