VirtualBox 3.1.4 released!

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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). See "About VirtualBox" for an introduction.

I’m a avid fan of VirtualBox since version 1.6.0, I used VirtualBox to simulate other operating system (OS) like Microsoft Windows, Ubuntu, Fedora, Macintosh, Solaris, Linpus and etc. Also it is a free software.

Last February 12, 2010, Oracle released VirtualBox 3.1.4, a maintenance release of VirtualBox 3.1 which improves stability and fixes regressions.

 

ChangeLog

VirtualBox 3.1.4 (released 2010-02-12)
This is a maintenance release. The following items were fixed and/or added:

  • VMM: SMP stability fixes
  • VMM: fixed guru meditation in certain rare cases (bug #5968)
  • VMM: activate NXE for PAE enabled guests (VT-x and AMD-V on 32 bits hosts only; bug #3578)
  • VMM: added workaround for broken BIOSes that make VirtualBox think AMD-V is in use (for details see bug #5639)
  • VMM: fixed rare host reboot when restoring a saved state (bug #3945)
  • VMM: fixed incompatibility with 2.6.32 Linux kernels (software virtualization only; bug #6100)
  • VMM: turn on nested paging by default for new VMs (if available; VT-x and AMD-V only)
  • VMM: turn on VPID by default for new VMs (if available; VT-x only)
  • VMM: perform strict CPUID compatibility checks when teleporting; to get the old behavior set "VBoxInternal/CPUM/StrictCpuIdChecks" to 0
  • VMM: fixed VM crash with certain 16 bits Windows applications (software virtualization only; bug #5399)
  • Snapshots: fixed a 3.1 regression that broke deletion of snapshots when a machine had immutable or writethrough storage attached (bug #5727)
  • Saved state: fixed VERR_SSM_LOADED_TOO_MUCH error when loading DisplayScreenshot(bug #6162)
  • VBoxManage: add restorecurrent operation to snapshots command
  • VBoxManage: fixed broken snapshot lookup by name (bug #6070
  • GUI: fixed the broken "Reload" button that reloads the machine XML when a machine is inaccessible
  • GUI: fixed guest fullscreen mode after reboot (bug #5372)
  • GUI: handle Ctrl+Break properly on X11 hosts (bug #6122)
  • GUI: fixed status LEDs for storage devices
  • GUI: workaround for disabling the seamless mode on KDE hosts (KWin bug)
  • 3D support: fixed SELinux warning saying VBoxOGL.so requires text relocation (bug #5690)
  • 3D support: fixed Corrupted surface rendering (bug #5695)
  • 3D support: free textures on guest application termination (bug #5206)
  • 3D support: fixed ubigraph_server crashes (#4674)
  • 3D support: fixes for 64-bit Solaris guests
  • Seamless: disable seamless mode when guest changes screen resolution (bug #5655)
  • NAT: fixed high CPU load under certain circumstances (Windows hosts only; bug #5787)
  • NAT: fixed handling of the broadcast flag in DHCP requests
  • NAT: fixed rare crash due to an assertion in the ICMP code (bug #3217)
  • Virtio-net: don’t crash when ports accessed beyond the valid range (bug #5923)
  • LsiLogic: fix for Windows 7 guests
  • ATA: fix for guru meditation when installing Solaris 8 guests (bug #5972)
  • VHD: fixed an incompatibility with Virtual PC (bug #5990)
  • VHD: update the footer backup after setting a new UUID (bug #5004)
  • Host DVD: really fixed loading "passthrough" setting from config file (bug #5681)
  • Shared folders: fixed resolving of symlink target on Linux (3.1.2 regression)
  • VRDP: fixed VERR_NET_ADDRESS_IN_USE error when restarting a VM (3.1 regression; bug #5902)
  • VRDP: fixed crash on Mac OS X when 3D is enabled (3.1 regression)
  • PulseAudio: fixed recording (bug #4302)
  • USB: fixed a shutdown blue screen (Windows hosts only; bug #5885)
  • BIOS: fixed attribute during text scroll (bug #3407)
  • OVF: fix strange error messages on disk import errors
  • OVF: do not require write access the the .ovf file during import (3.1 regression; bug #5762)
  • iSCSI: fix taking snapshots of a running VM (#5849)
  • Solaris hosts: several USB fixes (including support for Apple iPod; bug #5873)
  • Solaris installer: fixed USB module removal and Solaris 10 "id" binary incompatibility
  • Guest Additions: fixed wrong guest time adjustment if the guest clock is ahead (3.1 regression; non-Windows guests only)
  • Linux Additions: fixed shared folders for Linux 2.6.32 guests (bug #5891)
  • Linux Additions: make the mouse driver work on Debian 5.0.3 guests again (3.1.2 regression, bug #5832)
  • Windows Additions: fixed malfunctioning !VBoxService that broke time-sync (bug #5872)
  • Windows Additions: fixed uninstallation issues on 64-bit guests
  • Windows Additions: fixed some sysprep execution issues
  • X.Org Additions: never reject the saved video mode as invalid (bug #5731)
  • XFree86 Additions: accept video mode hints for the initial mode again

If would you like to download the software visit the site below.

webiste: http://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads

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