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开源虚拟机软件:VirtualBox 4.1.6 发布

VirtualBox 是一款开源 x86 虚拟机软件。Oracle VM VirtualBox 是由Sun Microsystems公司出品的软件,原由德国innotek公司开发,2008年Sun收购了Innotek,而Sun于2010年被Oracle收购,2010年1月21日改名成 Oracle VM VirtualBox。2007 年1月InnoTek 以 GNU General Public License (GPL) 释出 VirtualBox,并提供二进位版本及开放源码版本的代码。VirtualBox 可在 Linux 和 Windows 主机中运行,并支持在其中安装 Windows (NT 4.0、2000、XP、Server 2003、Vista)、DOS/Windows 3.x、Linux (2.4 和 2.6)、OpenBSD 等系列的客户操作系统。


VirtualBox 4.1.6 是一个维护版本,主要是 bug 的修复,内容包括:

  • VRDP: fixed screen corruption
  • NAT: the interface stopped working after a lot of failed ICMP requests (bug #9371)
  • E1000: fixed rare Windows 7 guest hangs, either at boot time or when reconfiguring the network card in unusual setups (bug #6223)
  • ATA: fixed a possible crash during ATAPI passthrough with certain guests
  • ATA: improved compatibility with ancient Linux kernels
  • Main: fixed incorrect framebuffer information after leaving the fullscreen mode with X11 guests, this lead to a scrambled preview window in the GUI for example
  • Mac OS X hosts: fixed the problem with duplicate packets when bridged to a wireless interface (bug #9648)
  • Linux hosts: fix for 3D support on Fedora 15 (bug #9799)
  • Linux hosts: don’t call del_timer_sync from an interrupt context (Fedora bug report 746331)
  • Windows Vista and 7 guests: more WDDM fixes
  • Linux Additions: fixed kernel module compilation failure on Redhat Enterprise Linux 4 (bug #9709)
  • Linux Additions: install the DRI driver correctly on Ubuntu 11.10 guests
  • Solaris Additions: added read-only mmap support for shared folders
  • Solaris Additions: added directory, file mode and mask options for shared folders
  • Windows Additions: implemented faster detection of logged-in guest users and stale sessions
  • X.Org Additions: fixed graphical corruption when switching to a virtual terminal (bug #9490)

在 Ubuntu 11.10 下的安装方法如下:

首先编辑 sources.list

# gksudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list


deb oneiric contrib

如果是 Ubuntu 11.04 则是增加

deb natty contrib


wget -q -O- | sudo apt-key add -

更新 sources.list 文件

# sudo apt-get update


# sudo apt-get install virtualbox-4.1
# sudo apt-get install dkms