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VirtualBox 1.5.2

Posted on Sunday, October 21 2007 @ 01:05:39 CEST by

innotek VirtualBox is a general-purpose full virtualizer for x86 hardware. Targeted at server, desktop and embedded use, it is now the only professional-quality virtualization solution that is also Open Source Software.

  • Windows Installer: fixed installation on Windows 2000 hosts
  • Windows Installer: proper warning when installing a 32-bit VirtualBox version on 64-bit Windows and vice versa
  • Linux Installer: no longer require license acceptance during install, instead at first GUI startup (addresses issues with hanging installer on Debian based distributions)
  • GUI: added user registration dialog
  • GUI: fixed crashes on 64-bit Linux hosts
  • GUI: several fixes and improvements to seamless mode
  • GUI: fixed DirectDraw mode with certain video cards (e.g. Intel i915)
  • GUI: fixed incorrect guest resolution after leaving fullscreen mode
  • GUI: improved keyboard handling on Linux host
  • GUI: show fatal VM aborts (aka "Guru Meditation")
  • GUI: fixed crashes due to a display update race condition on some systems
  • GUI: added ACPI shutdown option to the VM close dialog
  • GUI: NLS improvements
  • BIOS: fixed floppy boot menu
  • BIOS: expose the VM UUID in the DMI/SMBIOS area
  • VGA: fixed CGA video modes
  • VGA: fixed 8-bit DAC handling (Solaris setup)
  • VMM: fixed issue with VT-x on Windows 64-bit hosts
  • VMM: improved compatibility with Linux KVM
  • VMM: fixed issues with Fedora 8 guests
  • VMM: fixed fatal errors while installing Windows guests when using AMD-V
  • VMM: fixed sporadic hangs when minimizing VM window and using VT-x/AMD-V
  • VMM: fixed high load of ksoftirq on tickless Linux hosts
  • VMM: fixed Windows 2000 guests hangs related to IRQ sharing
  • VMM: fixed sporadic errors during openSUSE 10.3 installation
  • VMM: fixed issue with Linux 2.6.23 guests
  • VMM: fixed issues with Solaris guests
  • VMM: fixed stability issue related to incorrect relocations
  • Serial: significantly reduced CPU utilization
  • Network: fixed issues with FreeBSD guests
  • Network: added MII support (100MBit detection fix)
  • Network: improved MAC address handling
  • Network: added PXE release logging
  • IDE: large reads from CD could exceed the I/O buffer size
  • Audio: load ALSA dynamically on Linux (i.e. do not fail when ALSA is not present)
  • VRDP: support additional RDP clients (SunRay, WinConnect, Mac OS X)
  • VRDP: fixed issues when client color depth is higher than server color depth
  • VRDP: make PAM authentication service name configurable
  • VRDP: increased stack size to deal with stack consuming PAM library calls
  • Additions: various fixes and enhancements to clipboard handling
  • Windows Additions: fixed issues with Additions on NT 4 guests
  • Windows Additions: added support for 8-bit video modes
  • Windows Additions: allow specifying custom resolutions for secondary screens
  • Windows Additions: several fixes and improvements for DirectDraw
  • Windows Additions: improved the mouse filter driver compatibility with other mouse drivers
  • Linux Additions: several fixes and enhancements to Shared Folders
  • Linux Additions: added support for X.org Server 1.4
  • Shared folders: fixed MS Powerpoint access issues (Linux host)
  • API: fixed RPC_E_CHANGED_MODE startup error on Windows hosts
  • API: fixed SMP race condition on Linux hosts
  • API: fixed stability issues on Windows hosts in low memory conditions

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