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Oracle VM VirtualBox 5.0.6 Now Available

Oracle has released an updated version of its virtualization platform, VirtualBox 5.0 Maintenance Release 6.

This release is a major improvement which include a large number of changes and bug fixes:

  • Fixed a number of GUI issues, including fixing a crash during VM start if an early error message needs to be shown, for example Linux kernel modules not present
  • Bridged Networking: fixed handling of guest DHCP requests without UDP checksum when bridging to a wireless interface
  • API: properly restore NAT port forwarding rules when reverting to a snapshot
  • Windows hosts: fixed a small memory leak in the Windows host interface driver (VBoxNetAdp) which caused a BSOD if the driver verifier is enabled
  • Windows Additions: fixed video playback with VLC and Windows Media Player when the WDDM driver is used and 3D is not used
  • Windows Additions: prevent a possible VLC crash when the WDDM driver is used and 3D is enabled by implementing YV12 surfaces

According to the announcement, Oracle made major improvements with Microsoft Windows 10 (as a guest and host platform) and, at the same time, made further important steps on the new OS X platform, recently released by Apple. MAC OS X 10.11 El-Capitan, starting from the VirtualBox 5.0.6 release, is officially supported as a host platform.

See all the details here with a complete list of bug fixes; here you can find all the links to download the software.

Published Monday, October 05, 2015 8:07 AM by David Marshall
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