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VirtualBox
6.1.8

4.3

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VirtualBox6.1.8

18 May 2020

x86 virtualization software.

Overview

VirtualBox is a family of powerful x86 virtualization products for enterprise as well as home use. Not only is VirtualBox an extremely feature rich, high performance product for enterprise customers, it is also the only professional solution that is freely available as Open Source Software under the terms of the GNU General Public License (GPL).

Presently, VirtualBox runs on Windows, Linux and Mac hosts and supports a large number of guest operating systems including but not limited to Windows (NT 4.0, 2000, XP, Server 2003, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10), DOS/Windows 3.x, Linux (2.4, 2.6, 3.x and 4.x), Solaris and OpenSolaris, OS/2, and OpenBSD.

VirtualBox is being actively developed with frequent releases and has an ever growing list of features, supported guest operating systems and platforms it runs on. VirtualBox is a community effort backed by a dedicated company: everyone is encouraged to contribute while innotek ensures the product always meets professional quality criteria.

What's new in VirtualBox

Version 6.1.8:
GUI:
  • Fix several layout and mouse position handling bugs with soft keyboard
  • Fixed crash on last VM removed (6.1.4 regression
GUI and API:
  • Allow renaming VMs which are in saved state
Serial:
  • Fixed slow guest output when using the TCP server mode without anyone being connected
Guest Additions:
  • Restored 'VBoxClient--checkhostversion' functionality
  • Fixed resizing and multi monitor handling for X11 guests
  • Build problems fix with Oracle Linux 8.2 (Red Hat compatible kernel) / Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.2 / CentOS 8.2
Guest Control/VBoxManage:
  • Fixed handling of multiple environment variables supplied to 'VBoxManage guestcontrol VM run'
Guest Control:
  • Implemented support for long(er) command lines
  • Various stability improvements

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2.5
Demodit GmbH
12 January 2019
Version: 6.0.0

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Lets me use Win10 on my Mac with macOS 10.14 (Mojave), but doesn't let me use older OS X (e.g. 10.11 or 10.9).
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jgwestpoint1
02 February 2020
Version: 6.1.2
lets me use Win XP 1997 on my Mac Airbook 2010-2020
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5
Aargl
12 December 2019
Version: 6.1.0
MU> v6.1 still works perfectly in macOS 10.11 and I can't see any different requirement on their website.
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4
MacProCT
12 December 2019
Version: 6.1.0
Virtualbox is pretty darned awesome. I've used it on both Windows and Mac host systems, to run both windows and Mac client systems. It's really been a life saver for allowing clients to continue to use outdated -- but irreplaceable -- software. Yes it does have quirks and bugs. But they are few and far between in my experience. If all you're doing is running one important outdated app, this will probably do the trick. If it doesn't, then I recommend VMWare Fusion which is less than $100.
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Alvin-H
18 August 2019
Version: 6.0.10
virtualbox 6.0.10 on iMac 2019 custom SSD 1Tb, radeon pro vega 48 i experience mac os restart each install new virtual machine, windows or linux. i don't understand why is there anyone experience same problem? i think i'll buy fusion then
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hlnv
05 March 2019
Version: 6.0.4
installation keep failing. does anyone know why? it says contact the software manufacturer for assistance but no idea whats the contact
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Macinman
16 January 2019
Version: 6.0.2
Has anyone tried VirtualBox 6 on a 5K iMac? The one main reason I will not use VB over a commercial product such as VMware Fusion is because VirtualBpx has never played nicely with the 5K retina display. Guest graphics run extremely slow, and other glitches such dragging the guest window causes desktop loss of the guest as in the graphics didn't re-draw correct. I'm mainly talking version 5X here, but wanted to find out if anyone has used version 6 and experienced better performance. I thought I would ask and get feedback first before downloading it and not having it work any better. Thanks.
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2.5
Demodit GmbH
12 January 2019
Version: 6.0.0
Lets me use Win10 on my Mac with macOS 10.14 (Mojave), but doesn't let me use older OS X (e.g. 10.11 or 10.9).
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Virtualruffy
19 December 2018
Version: 6.0.0
Extension pack for v6 link: https://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/6.0.0/Oracle_VM_VirtualBox_Extension_Pack-6.0.0.vbox-extpack
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5
DragonMaster
21 August 2018
Version: 5.2.16
Forget Parallels VMware Fusion and the rest. The new VirtualBox as far as I am concerned out performs them all. It supports Mohave already without having to pay Parallels a 50$ minimum to upgrade plus a subscription. The install is easy and quick. Support from the Community quick and accurate. Updates are free! The app is Free! Why would you not use it! Beats the hell out of me!
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Saneman1
19 August 2018
Version: 5.2.16
There is a newer version at: https://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/5.2.18/VirtualBox-5.2.18-124319-OSX.dmg
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