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VirtualBox 5.0.10 (released 2015-11-10)

Posted by essjae on November 11, 2015

5.0.10 maintenance release is now available: https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads

Changelog:

This is a maintenance release. The following items were fixed and/or added:

  • VMM: improved support for certain Intel Atom CPUs (bug #14773)
  • VMM: system register emulation fix (5.0 regression; bug #14515)
  • GUI: fixed immediate screenshot issue (bug #14108)
  • GUI: fixed another 3D overlay window reparenting issue when the VM is switched to fullscreen mode on X11 hosts
  • GUI: fixed help index (bug #14722)
  • GUI: fixed state synchronization issue in the VM manager window when VM was paused from its runtime window
  • Audio: fixed suspending/resuming audio streams on VM pause/unpause (bug #14784)
  • Audio: properly reset AC97 audio streams, otherwise there is silence until a non-48 kHz stream is played
  • Audio: fixed a small emulation quirk of the AD1980 codec of the HDA device to make recent linux guests work (bug #14653)
  • USB: serveral fixes for the xHCI controller
  • USB: fixed a crash under certain conditions on hosts with Linux kernels older than version 3.3
  • USB: better identification of certain USB devices
  • NAT: support TCP in DNS proxy (bug #14736)
  • NAT Network: fixed sporadic crashes on Windows hosts (bug #13899)
  • API: when creating differencing images (e.g. as part of a snapshot or cloning a VM) use the same disk image variant as the parent image if possible, which means that e.g. a diff image for a VMDK image split into 2 GB files will also be split (bug #14764)
  • API: event queue handling fixes preventing loss of certain events at runtime (e.g. new webcam attached), particularly important on Mac OS X hosts
  • Webcam: passthrough fix for certain devices (Windows hosts only)
  • VBoxManage: don’t crash on snapshot restorecurrent / edit if the VM has no snapshots
  • VBoxManage: don’t crash on controlvm addencpassword (bug #14729)
  • Mac OS X hosts: use the correct kernel on certain hosts
  • Windows hosts: fixed VRDP external authentication
  • Windows hosts: allow to use a shared folder path with extended-length path prefix (5.0 regression; bug #14651)
  • Windows hosts: fix a crash in the netfilter host driver under certain conditions (bug #14799)
  • Windows host installer: documented and fixed public properties which can be used to control the installation to some extent
  • Windows host installer: fixed not starting the actual installation when showing the version information or help dialogs
  • X11 Additions: added basic support for X.Org Server 1.18 (3D requires additional fixes)
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VMware Fusion 7 released 9-4-2014

Posted by essjae on September 5, 2014

http://www.vmware.com/products/fusion/features.html?src=WWW_Fusion_US_HPBanner_Tier1_3_Features_Promo

  • Yosemite and Win 8.1 Support
  • Virtual web camera compatible with iSight and external webcams
  • Virtual hardware v. 11

This should also indicate a Workstation 11 and Player 7 release in the near future.

Comparison: http://www.vmware.com/products/fusion/compare.html

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OS X: Immediate update to new computer

Posted by essjae on June 11, 2012

Just set up my new Mac Mini 2011.  First thing to do is check for Windows OS X updates.  My Mini has 10.7.3, so right off the bat, I have a 729MB “update” for 10.7.4.

Wasn’t this always the big criticism of Windows by the Apple faithful?

Not to mention the “malware remover…”

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