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Oracle VM VirtualBox 4.0 Has Arrived

Virtualization

Published on 22 December 2010 12:54 PM EST
Written by Michael Larabel in Virtualization
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Oracle's VM VirtualBox virtualization software just went into beta two weeks ago, but since then they have put out four beta releases. Now though Oracle is already ready to announce the official release of VM VirtualBox 4.0.

Oracle VirtualBox 4.0 brings many improvements to this virtualization stack they received as part of their Sun Microsystems acquisition. There's now the concept of extension packs, 2D/3D acceleration improvements, many bug-fixes, Java bindings, support for new virtualized hardware by the guests, and lots more.

The press release announcing VirtualBox 4.0 can be found in the Oracle news room. There's also the mailing list announcement with download links for Linux, Solaris, Windows, and Mac OS X operating systems.

Earlier this month we delivered our initial VirtualBox 4.0 benchmarks including a look at the virtualized OpenGL performance.

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Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
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