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VirtualBox 3.2 Released



Oracle has released the new Oracle VM VirtualBox 3.2, which can be summed up as the "Three P's" — performance, power, and platforms. Highlights of this release include support for all of the latest Intel processors, new OS releases, multiple monitors, and the ability to run Mac OS X clients on Mac OS X hosts. There are also major enhancements in the areas of networking, the virtual disk system, video acceleration, memory usage, and USB devices. Overall, performance and compatibility has been improved across the board.

Performance

  • Latest Intel processors
  • Large page support
  • In-hypervisor Networking
  • Storage I/O
  • Remote video acceleration

Power

  • Page fusion
  • Memory ballooning
  • Multi-monitor support
  • Virtual SAS support
  • Hot-plug CPUs
  • Snapshot merging
  • OVF enhancements
  • Guest automation

Platforms

  • USB support
  • Oracle Enterprise Linux
  • Ubuntu 10.04
  • Mac OS X guests on Mac OS X hosts

For more information on VirtualBox, see Virtualization for Developers with VirtualBox and Using VirtualBox 3.0 Virtualization Software to Measure Multicore Scalability.


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