VirtualBox 1.6.2 released

Discussion in 'sandboxing & virtualization' started by Pedro, Jun 6, 2008.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. Pedro

    Pedro Registered Member

    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2006
    Posts:
    3,502
    Changelog:
    Download
     
  2. EASTER

    EASTER Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2007
    Posts:
    5,633
    Location:
    U.S.A. (South)
    Thanks Pedro for the heads up.

    VB is always been my favorite. Keeps getting better & better.

    EASTER
     
  3. Huupi

    Huupi Registered Member

    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2006
    Posts:
    2,024
    Shall look into these,maybe a decent free alternative to the paid VM.

    BTW are there any using both ? What are the advantages of VM ?
     
  4. lodore

    lodore Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2006
    Posts:
    9,006
    i will try this hopefully this time it will work will my network card.
     
  5. jrmhng

    jrmhng Registered Member

    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2007
    Posts:
    1,268
    Location:
    Australia
    I don't understand, Virtual Box does not need to work with your network card does it? It just creates a network with your computer as a gateway doesn't it?
     
  6. farmerlee

    farmerlee Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2006
    Posts:
    2,585
    Yeh i use both mainly because i find certain distros of linux work better with VB than they do with VMWARE. I'm no linux guru so i'll use whichever one is the easiest lol.
    For basic virtualisation needs VB is just as good as VMWARE imo. However for advanced needs VMWARE is currently far better.
     
  7. farmerlee

    farmerlee Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2006
    Posts:
    2,585
    It needs to be able to work with the host network card in order to have network access inside the guest. How it works depends on how you set it up. However i've used VB on a number of systems and never had any network problems. Perhaps lodore has his system setup in a unique way?
     
  8. jrmhng

    jrmhng Registered Member

    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2007
    Posts:
    1,268
    Location:
    Australia
    It never uses the host network card right? The host operating system controls that.

    Are you referring to some of the enterprise features?
     
  9. lodore

    lodore Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2006
    Posts:
    9,006
    well when i right clicked on the properties of the virtual machine it didnt allow me to select any network card. hence my virtual machine had no internet access.
     
  10. farmerlee

    farmerlee Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2006
    Posts:
    2,585
    Well naturally it has to use the host network card in order to have network access. How VB uses it depends on how you have the VM setup.

    I was referring to the workstation features, its has more advanced features than the current release of VB. To quote another wilders member, vmware workstation is like the rolls royce of virtualisation.
     
  11. Pedro

    Pedro Registered Member

    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2006
    Posts:
    3,502
    Forgot to post.

    VirtualBox 1.6.4
    Download
     
  12. Pedro

    Pedro Registered Member

    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2006
    Posts:
    3,502
    VirtualBox 1.6.6

    VirtualBox 1.6.6 (released 2008-08-26)

    Changelog:

    Changelog page

    Download
     
  13. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

    Joined:
    May 9, 2005
    Posts:
    8,698
    Hello,
    I wish they had auto-install over older versions - or at least a removal script prior to a new installation, similar to VMware Server.
    Mrk
     
  14. KookyMan

    KookyMan Registered Member

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2008
    Posts:
    367
    Location:
    Michigan, USA
    Last time I updated, 1.6.2 to 1.6.4, it caused all sorts of havoc with my audio subsystems on my guests.

    I went from having sounds to having "Clicks"
     
  15. Pedro

    Pedro Registered Member

    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2006
    Posts:
    3,502
    Did you try to update the guest additions? It may have something to do with that.

    Mrk,
    apt-get update
    apt-get upgrade , or aptitude, or click click
    :rolleyes: :D
     
  16. jrmhng

    jrmhng Registered Member

    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2007
    Posts:
    1,268
    Location:
    Australia
    Appears to be version 2 now.
     
  17. Pedro

    Pedro Registered Member

    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2006
    Posts:
    3,502
    Indeed, thank you huangker.

    Changelog:
    Changelog
    Press release
    Downloads

    Perhaps it would be better for a new thread to get the attention? It's a major update after all.
     
    Last edited: Sep 4, 2008
  18. jrmhng

    jrmhng Registered Member

    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2007
    Posts:
    1,268
    Location:
    Australia
    Anyone if or when VB will extend their host support to beyond Windows, Linux and Mac? I'm dying to try the BSDs.
     
  19. lodore

    lodore Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2006
    Posts:
    9,006
    VirtualBox 2.0.2 (released 2008-09-12)
    changelog:
    changelog
    download
     
    Last edited: Sep 13, 2008
  20. lodore

    lodore Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2006
    Posts:
    9,006
    VirtualBox 2.0.4 (released 2008-10-24)
    three of the problems i was having have been fixed. windows 2000 guest shutdown issue,memory leak of virtualbox on vista and gui startup delay.
     
  21. Pedro

    Pedro Registered Member

    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2006
    Posts:
    3,502
    Aha!

    Thank you lodore.
     
  22. Pedro

    Pedro Registered Member

    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2006
    Posts:
    3,502
    VirtualBox 2.0.6 (released 2008-11-21)
    Downloads
     
  23. lodore

    lodore Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2006
    Posts:
    9,006
    VirtualBox 2.1.2 (released 2009-01-21)
    woot now supports windows 7 beta. plus no more random bsod's on my host
     
    Last edited: Jan 22, 2009
  24. Pedro

    Pedro Registered Member

    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2006
    Posts:
    3,502
    VirtualBox 2.1.4 (released 2009-02-16)
    Changelog
    Downloads

    And i noticed this Sun Learning eXchange, which has among other things,
    SW Webinar: Sun xVM VirtualBox Live! - Episode 1
     
Loading...
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.