Virtualbox 4.0.10 released with full suport for Linux 3.0 and GNOME 3.0

Oracle released the fifth stable version of its popular visualization sofware,  Virtualbox 4.0 (4.0.10) which addresses issues for GNOME 3.0, adds support for VT-x on Linux 3.0 kernel and also corrects a regression which affected 64bit Solaris guest installations.

Image courtesy: Virtualbox.org

Mac OS X users can now enjoy a smooth experience of any Linux distribution running the gnome-shell. There are quite a number of bug fixes and a few regression fixes. Here are a few of them:

  • Mac OS X hosts: Lion fixes
  • Mac OS X hosts: GNOME 3 fix
  • Linux hosts: fixed VT-x detection on Linux 3.0 hosts
  • Linux hosts: fixed Python 2.7 bindings in the universal Linux binaries
  • Windows hosts: fixed leak of thread and process handles
  • Windows Additions: fixed bug when determining the extended version of the Guest Additions (4.0.8 regression)
  • Solaris Additions: fixed installation to 64-bit Solaris 10u9 guests (4.0.8 regression)

The full changelog can be found here

Virtualbox downloads can be found here for Mac, Linux and Windows.

Sayantan Das

Sayantan is a DevOps Consultant by the day and works mainly with Ansible and Linux . He is a AWS - SA and RedHat Certified Engineer . He loves to tinker with Linux systems .

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