VirtualBox 3.2 is released! With PPA repository for Ubuntu Lucid, debian Lenny and LinuxMint9 Isadora

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Announced Today by Oracle the release of VirtualBox 3.2. Following the acquisition of Sun Microsystems by Oracle Corporation, the product is now called Oracle VM VirtualBox and all references were changed without impacting compatibility. This release of  VirtualBox comes with a lot of new features.

 

What` New in VirtualBox 3.2?

  • Experimental support for Mac OS X guests (see the manual for more information)
  • Memory ballooning to dynamically in- or decrease the amount of RAM used by a VM (64-bit hosts only)
  • Page Fusion automatically de-duplicates RAM when running similar VMs thereby increasing capacity. Currently supported for Windows guests on 64-bit hosts
  • CPU hot-plugging for Linux (hot-add and hot-remove) and certain Windows guests (hot-add only)
  • New Hypervisor features: with both VT-x/AMD-V on 64-bit hosts, using large pages can improve performance (see the manual for more information); also, on VT-x, unrestricted guest execution is now supported (if nested paging is enabled with VT-x, real mode and protected mode without paging code runs faster, which mainly speeds up guest OS booting)
  • Support for deleting snapshots while the VM is running
  • Support for deleting snapshots while the VM is running
  • Support for multi-monitor guest setups in the GUI for Windows guests (see the manual for more information)
  • USB tablet/keyboard emulation for improved user experience if no Guest Additions are available (see the manual for more information).
  • LsiLogic SAS controller emulation (see the manual for more information)
  • RDP video acceleration (see the manual for more information)
  • NAT engine configuration via API and VBoxManage
  • Use of host I/O cache is now configurable (see the manual for more information)
  • Guest Additions: added support for executing guest applications from the host system (replaces the automatic system presimparation feature; see the manual for more information)
  • OVF: enhanced OVF support with custom namespace to preserve settings that are not part of the base OVF standard

Download VirtualBox 3.2 (Fedora, Opensuse, LinuxMint, Debian, Ubuntu,..)

Install VirtualBox 3.2 via repository in Ubuntu, debian and LinuxMint

To install VirtualBox in Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx and Debian Lenny, you need to add the non free repository.

1- Open terminal and copy the command bellow :

sudo add-apt-repository "deb http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian lucid non-free"
  • For Debian Lenny :

Open sources.list and add this line at the end of the list

deb http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian lenny non-free

2- Add the verification key, Copy this command :

wget -q http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian/oracle_vbox.asc -O- | sudo apt-key add -

3- Now update and install :

 

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install virtualbox-3.2

 

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