VirtualBox 6.1 Released With Better 3D Support, UI Enhancements
Written by Michael Larabel in Oracle on 12 December 2019 at 11:56 AM EST. 49 Comments
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Oracle has released VM VirtualBox 6.1 with better integration around the public Oracle Cloud, continued work on their new 3D support brought forward in VirtualBox 6.0, user-interface improvements, and much more.

As covered previously, among the items introduced with Oracle VirtualBox 6.1 are:

- Better import/export capabilities for the Oracle Cloud.

- Support for nested hardware virtualization on Intel CPUs.

- New 3D support via the VBoxSVGA/VMSVGA code that makes use of the VMware SVGA II virtual adapter and thus the existing Linux Gallium3D/DRM driver code. This is a big step forward with VirtualBox 6 and now the old VirtualBox graphics code is being removed.

- Many refinements to the user-interface for managing VMs and their settings.

- Support for hosts with up to 1024 CPU cores.

- Updated UEFI support code.

- Improved USB EHCI controller implementation.

- Support for up through the Linux 5.4 kernel.

- Various other fixes and improvements.

More details on Oracle VM VirtualBox 6.1 via VirtualBox.org.
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