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5.0.10 11/11/15
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  • Windows XP
  • Windows 2003
  • Windows Vista
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  • Windows 8.1

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Run a virtual machine with a different OS inside of your PC

Nick Mead

Recent changes

  • This is a maintenance release. The following items were fixed and/or added:

  • VMM: adapted to changes in Mac OS X 10.8.2 (bug #10965)
  • GUI: restored VM item tool-tip functionality (4.2 regression)
  • GUI: added group item tool-tip functionality
  • GUI: fixed handling of the .ova/.ovf file name association (4.2 regression)
  • GUI: it was not possible to change any setting before the first VM was created (bug #10928)
  • GUI: disable grouping action if all the selected items are full children list of the same group already
  • GUI: added menu for runtime drag-and-drop option change
  • GUI: cleanup shared-clipboard menu on visual-mode change
  • GUI: make sure VM receives keyboard focus on entering fullscreen-mode on Win host (bug #11051)
  • GUI: disable proxy authentication for security reasons
  • 3D Support: DrawIndexedPrimitiveUP implementation fixes for the Windows WDDM video driver (bug #10929)
  • Storage: fixed a release assertion in the AHCI emulation when requests where canceled with asynchronous I/O disabled
  • Storage: fixed a hang during VM reset under certain circumstances (bug #10898)
  • NAT: fixed a crash under rare circumstances (Windows hosts only; bug #10128)
  • NAT: automatically use the host resolver if the host name server is set to some unusual loopback value (bug #10864)
  • E1000: fixed a VirtualBox crash during intensive network transfers (4.2 regression; bugs #10936, #10969, #10980)
  • ICH9: fixed PCI bridge initialization
  • USB mouse: ensure that the last mouse event doesn't get lost if no URBs are available
  • BIOS: certain legacy guests (e.g. Windows 95) didn't find the boot device after a warm reboot
  • BIOS: don't trash the palette in text modes when setting the border color
  • EFI: fixed OS X guest autoboot (4.2 regression)
  • VBoxManage: fixed output of showvminfo --machinereadable (bug #10973)
  • VBoxManage: fixed parsing of storageattach --discard (bug #11023)
  • VBoxManage: fixed wrong output of the HPET setting in showvminfo (bug #11065)
  • VBoxManage: fixed closing the guest session after executing a guest process via guest control
  • VBoxShell: adaptions to interface name changes
  • Guest Additions device: fixed a Guest Additions hang when a machine was reset after a crash
  • Linux hosts / guests: Linux 3.7-rc1 fixes
  • Linux Additions: support X.Org Server 1.13
  • Linux Additions: fixed a hang when the X server was restarted with old guest kernels
  • Linux Additions: fixed a VBoxService crash during CPU hot remove (bug fixed in ... (new)">#10964)
  • Windows Additions: fixed automatic screen resize issue for NT4 guests
  • OS/2 Additions: fixed shutdown hang
  • OS/2 Additions: fixed mouse driver panic
  • Solaris hosts: fixed autostart service going into maintenance mode after all VMs started
  • Solaris hosts: fixed linking the host driver with the dtrace module

Review last updated: 19/10/12

  • Easy installation
  • Offers many of the same features common to commercial packages
  • Excellent folder sharing and USB support
  • Doesn't support drag and drop
  • Lacks advanced features of commercial packages

"Full of Bugs!"

I was using Windows 8.1 host and whenever I started the virtual machine inside virtual box Blue Screen of Death happened!It took a long time to figure out that its a bug of that software! Wastage of time!

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