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VirtualBox 6.1 Officially Released with Linux Kernel 5.4 Support, Improvements

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Oracle released today the final version of the VirtualBox 6.1 open-source and cross-platform virtualization software for GNU/Linux, macOS, and Windows operating systems.
VirtualBox 6.1 is the first major release in the VirtualBox 6 series of the popular virtualization platform and promises some exciting new features, such as support for the latest and greatest Linux 5.4 kernel series, the ability to import virtual machines from the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, as well as enhanced support for nested virtualization.

"Support for nested virtualization enables you to install a hypervisor, such as Oracle VM VirtualBox or KVM, on an Oracle VM VirtualBox guest. You can then create and run virtual machines in the guest VM. Support for nested virtualization allows Oracle VM VirtualBox to create a more flexible and sophisticated development and testing environment," said Oracle.

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VirtualBox 6.1 Released With 3D Improvements, Linux 5.4 Support

  • VirtualBox 6.1 Released With 3D Improvements, Linux 5.4 Support

    A new major VirtualBox version has been released, bringing improvements for the new VBoxSVGA and VMSVGA graphics controllers, experimental support for file transfers via shared clipboard, support for Linux 5.4, and more.

    VirtualBox is a x86 and AMD64/Intel64 virtualization software that runs on Windows, Linux, macOS and Solaris, and supports many guest operating systems, including Windows Linux, Solaris, OpenSolaris, OS/2 and OpenBSD.

    The new VirtualBox 6.1 brings the ability to import a virtual machine from Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, by launching the Import Appliance feature. Also, the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure now has enhanced support for exporting a virtual machine to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, allowing the creation of multiple VMs without re-uploading.

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  • How To Fix Upgrading Ubuntu Repositories VirtualBox To Oracle-Provided VirtualBox

    When I upgraded to Ubuntu 19.10 I installed VirtualBox from the Ubuntu repositories since it was the same version as the one provided by Oracle anyway. But when I upgraded to VirtualBox 6.1 downloaded from the Oracle VirtualBox website, I noticed I couldn't start any virtual machine anymore, receiving an error.

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VirtualBox 6.1 Debuts with Linux 5.4 Support, Accelerated Video

  • VirtualBox 6.1 Debuts with Linux 5.4 Support, Accelerated Video Playback + More

    Elsewhere, the Virtualbox 6.1.0 update implements support for importing VMs from the Oracle Cloud infrastructure, and exporting them to it too.

    Experimental changes include making vboxim-mount available on Linux hosts (which allows read-only access to NTFS, FAT and ext2/3/4 filesystems inside a disk image) and introducing VirtIO SCSI capabilities (where supported) for faster machine performance.

    A glut of GUI tweaks are on offer too, including an improved VISO creation and file manager; enhanced VM search; and more detail in the VM information pane.

    There’s also a new virtual keyboard (with multimedia keys) is available to enable input to guest systems; and the VM CPU load is now related in the VM status bar CPU indicator.

    Of note, this release no longer includes the “old style 3D support” using VBoxVGA.

VirtualBox 6.1 Released With Better 3D Support, UI Enhancements

  • VirtualBox 6.1 Released With Better 3D Support, UI Enhancements

    Oracle has released VM VirtualBox 6.1 with better integration around the public Oracle Cloud, continued work on their new 3D support brought forward in VirtualBox 6.0, user-interface improvements, and much more.

    As covered previously, among the items introduced with Oracle VirtualBox 6.1 are:

    - Better import/export capabilities for the Oracle Cloud.

    - Support for nested hardware virtualization on Intel CPUs.

VirtualBox 6.1 Released with Kernel 5.4 Officially

  • VirtualBox 6.1 Released with Kernel 5.4 Officially by Oracle Team!

    VirtualBox 6.1 Released: The Oracle team announced in their blog as “The Final version of VirtualBox 6.1 Released Today“. The VirtualBox is a cross-platform software available for Windows, Mac & Linux operating systems. According the them, VirtualBox 6.1 is one of the best edition released ever. It is the largest and open-source version released now. This version is designed to work with cloud application and servers.

    The New Version VirtualBox 6.1 introduces the option to “Import from Oracle Cloud Infrastructure”

    This unique feature allows us to run a virtual machine environment locally on your 32 bit x86 Desktop System. The new version will run the virtual machine on x86 based Windows, Linux, Mac, Oracle Solaris machines. The version 6.1 allows you to update the VirtualBox version locally on your x86 systems.

VirtualBox 6.1 released with enhanced 3D support, UI

  • VirtualBox 6.1 released with enhanced 3D support, UI

    Oracle, the California-based software manufacturing company, just released VM VirtualBox 6.1.0 today. This is the first major release of the free and open-source hosted hypervisor software since version 6.0 release December of last year.

    VirtualBox 6.1.0 includes better integration with the public Oracle Cloud, user-interface improvements, further work on the 3D support introduced in VirtualBox 6.0 and a plethora of other changes.

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Linux 5.11-rc4

Things continue to look fairly normal for this release: 5.11-rc4 is
solidly average in size, and nothing particularly scary stands out.

In the diff itself, the new ampere modesetting support shows up fairly
clearly - it's one of those hardware enablement things that should be
entirely invisible to people who don't have that hardware, but it does
end up being about a fifth of the whole rc4 patch.

If you ignore that oddity, the rest looks pretty normal, with random
patches all over, and a lot of it being quite small. All the usual
suspects: drivers (gpu, sound, rdma, md, networking..) arch updates
(arm64, risc-v, x86), fiesystems (ext4, nfs, btrfs), core networking,
documentation and tooling. And just random fixes.

The appended shortlog gives the details as usual..

            Linus
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