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VirtualBox is an easy and elegant solution for those who want to control a computer from another computer.
VirtualBox offers virtualize your operating system (OS) guests on a host machine. Called hypervisor, the application supports Windows OS X, Linux, Mac, Solaris, FreeBSD, etc.. as host, Mac OS X missing the call as a guest.
It also includes a remote access via HTTP protocol, convenient for demonstrations on a clean system.Â The ability to manage multiple states of the system is particularly interesting and its interface is very simple.
Virtualization solutions allow installing an operating system on a virtual machine using the resources of the host PC , thus enjoying very good performance. In the genre, several solutions are known for their ease of use, such as VMware Workstation , Parallels Desktop or Microsoft Virtual PC 2007 SP1.
A virtual machine is a useful way to use two operating systems simultaneously and harmless to the host computer. There is the possibility to install Linux on a virtual machine on Windows and vice versa .
This is a maintenance release. The following items were fixed and/or added:
User interface: fixed creation of desktop shortcuts for starting virtual machines.
User interface: allow the first run window to selecting host drives.
User interface: fixed attaching empty host optical drives.
User interface: implemented a new virtual optical disk creation window.
USB: modified Linux backends to reset USB devices (previously, most guest attempts to reset USB devices were ignored).
PCnet: fixed a regression which caused some PCnet PCI guest drivers to not detect the emulated hardware.
Linux hosts: fixed conflict between Debian and Oracle build desktop files.
Linux and MacOS hosts: VirtualBoxVM command not accessible.
Windows guests: multiple monitor fixes with VBoxSVGA graphics.
Windows guests: black screen with VBoxSVGA graphics when 3D is disabled.
Linux guests: fixed building drivers on SLES 12.4
Linux guests: fixed building shared folder driver with older kernels.
OS/2 shared folders: fixed write regression introduced in 6.0.0 GA.