If you’re an advanced Linux user who virtualizes other operating systems in your favorite distribution, I’ve got good news for you. In short, Oracle recently announced that VirtualBox 6.0 is available for download.
VirtualBox is a free Oracle application that allows you to virtualize various operating systems in our Linux distribution. Although it is also available for Windows, its potential is discovered in Linux. In addition, it supports many versions of Windows including the popular Windows XP.
So, as it is a larger version, it is full of new features, highlighting that it incorporates the support for the 4.20 kernel. So, this new version will have a long way to go. Also, many people prefer not to update the kernels so aggressively.
Equally important is that VirtualBox 6.0 supports VMSVGA in the Linux and X11 Additions. As a result, you will notice a significant improvement in the execution of graphical effects on the systems.
On the other, hand Mac users also get some affection and that is that it incorporates the initial support for Guest Additions. Without a doubt, this is great news for Apple system users.
Another important new feature is that the user interface has been changed to make it easier to use. VirtualBox 6.0 also incorporates a new file manager enabling the user to control the guest file system and copy files between host and guest.
VirtualBox 6.0: others features
Of course, as it is a major update, there are many changes, some of them I have already mentioned, but there are others. Here are some:
- Implemented support for exporting a virtual machine to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure.
- User interface: greatly improved HiDPI and scaling support, including better detection and per-machine configuration.
- Major rework of user interface with a simpler and more powerful application and virtual machine set-up.
- Added support for surround speaker setups (as used by Windows 10 Build 1809).
In addition to many other novelties that are not considered “major”. These are only bug fixes and other details. You can read all the changes here.
So, you can download VirtualBox 6.0 for Windows, Mac OS, and Linux. Just go to this site and follow the instructions.
As a conclusion,
I can say that VirtualBox 6.0 is good news for those who like to virtualize. For example, we have used it many times for our articles so we are partying.
On the other hand, it is a major version with many new features, if you want stability, I recommend you wait for the maintenance versions.
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