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Windows 7: VirtualBox 4 Beta Released

17 Dec 2010   #11
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

December 17, 2010

VirtualBox 4 Beta 4
available. Changelog below.


information   Information

This is the fourth beta of the upcoming 4.0 release. The following items were added/fixed since VirtualBox 4.0.0 Beta 3:
  • Audio: fixed memory corruption under certain circumstances
  • 3D support: fixed OpenGL support for Windows 2000 guests
  • Settings: modifying VM session could lose disk attachments (4.0 Beta 3 regression)
  • OVA: fixed crash during import
  • GUI: better OS type string matching
  • GUI: fixed redraw problem on X11 guests with multiple monitors attached (Mac OS X hosts only)
  • GUI: remember last directory in file dialogs
  • Settings: fixed .vbox file format portability issue with snapshots (backslashes)
  • ExtPacks: fixed installation on certain Linux hosts (e.g. openSUSE)
  • ExtPacks: require sudo for installation on Linux and Solaris hosts
  • Storage: fixed possible crash during suspend
  • Storage: fixed raw disk access on OS X
  • Storage: lower the CPU usage for low disk I/O bandwidth limits
  • Storage: added multi-attachment image mode for shared disk clusters
  • Storage: fixed SATA activity LED handling
  • 2D: fixed seamless mode when 2D is on for Mac hosts
  • Additions: fixed incompatibility with SLED 11

VirtualBox 4.0.0 Beta 4



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17 Dec 2010   #12
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Kari, I see you run Snow Leopard in vBox. How well does that run (before I spend $29 + tax, I would like to know - LOL).
2 words. Abysmally slow

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
it's the first time that I've even contemplated moving away from vmware --- they are going "too corporate" these days so individual / small company users are just left behind.
How so...the vmware player 3.x product is great for home users and 100% free. I'm not even close to giving up on vmware player 3.x....but will of course look at vbox. I've got tons of ESX and ESXi at work...so sticking with VMware is a no brainer for me.
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17 Dec 2010   #13
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Kari, I see you run Snow Leopard in vBox. How well does that run (before I spend $29 + tax, I would like to know - LOL).
2 words. Abysmally slow
That convo was moved here - New to Virtualization
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17 Dec 2010   #14
Kari

 

I was suspicious when Oracle took over VirtualBox. But this look good now, it seems they really are developing it.
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17 Dec 2010   #15
smarteyeball

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kari View Post
I was suspicious when Oracle took over VirtualBox.
So was I - but it was the harbinger of doom I thought it was going to be.


From the screens / bugfixes it's looking good.


(says the person who will just wait till final version is released)
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22 Dec 2010   #16
Kari

 

Version 4 is now final, officially released today December 22th.

Changelog - VirtualBox

Kari
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22 Dec 2010   #17
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 
Oracle VM VirtualBox 4.0 Released

Can you install version 4 over the current version and does it keep the installation running - or does one have to restart from square 1.
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22 Dec 2010   #18
Kari

 

You can install it on top of an older version, replacing it. All virtual machines are kept and can be directly launched. Guest Additions should then be updated inside every vm you have.

Don't forget to download and install VBox 4 extension pack, too.

I still have some problems to get Linux Guest Additions v.4 to work, as well as Solaris, but I'll bet it's a "personal problem" rather than a bug. Testing as we speak, have now restored Linux VM's from backup a couple of times, after unsuccessful GA upgrade, trying to find a solution.
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22 Dec 2010   #19
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Thanks kari. I guess I wait for you "total success" report.
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22 Dec 2010   #20
Kari

 

I do not know or understand why, but finally I got also the problematic Linux and Unix distros to accept Guest Additions. All except Novell SUSE Enterprise; it shows GA as installed but integration works only partly, for instance no seamless mode and mouse integration is not working as it should, plus resolution can not be changed by resizing Windows Explorer window.

But other Linux vm's (Ubuntu, Mandriva, Fedora) all working well, as well as all Windows vm's. In screenshot below only 25% of host CPU resources used when Solaris Unix running on left display in seamless mode and Ubuntu in windowed mode.

Kari

VirtualBox 4 Beta Released-vbox4.jpg


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