Oracle has released a major new update to its operating system virtualization software, the most famous for being free and open source. Is about VirtualBox 6.1, the first version in this series to come with prominent features, such as the ability to import virtual machines from Oracle Cloud Infrastructure or enhanced support for nested virtualization. This version succeeds v6.0.14, version that was launched just under two months ago.
One of the most outstanding novelties of VirtualBox 6.1 is the official support for Linux 5.4. In the News list, which we will add after the cut, also mention all kinds of improvements, such as some related to the graphics. How could it be otherwise, Oracle has taken advantage of this release to correct errors that have been found in previous versions.
Highlights of VirtualBox 6.1
- Linux 5.4 support.
- Support for importing from Oracle Cloud Infrastructure.
- Improved support for exporting from Oracle Cloud Infrastructure.
- Improved support for nested virtualization.
- Improved 3D support (VBoxSVGA and VMSVGA).
- Old 3D support (VBoxVGA) has been removed.
- Updated firmware with support for NVRAM, APFS file system, support for non-standard SATA / NVMe devices, and for older OS X releases.
- The recompiler has been abandoned, that is, running virtual machines now requires a CPU that supports hardware virtualization.
VirtualBox 6.1 It is now available for operating systems such as Windows, macOS and Linux, among others. Linux users can download the new version from your official website. If you prefer to use the versions of the official repositories, you have to bear in mind that they take a long time to update. VirtualBox 6.0.12 is still available on most Linux distributions, even though v6.0.14 has been available for almost two months. In any case, there is already a new version of the famous emulation software.