VirtualBox Major Update 6.1 Released — Install | Upgrade on Ubuntu 18.04

Oracle VirtualBox 6.1.0 (Major) update released with major new features, including importing virtual machines from Oracle Cloud, support for nested hardware-virtualization, new 3D style support and many more..

For the uninitiated, VirtualBox is a free and open-source hosted hypervisor software that allows you to run virtual machines with different operating systems which can be a great way for developers and admins to test app in different settings in virtualized environments.

For students and new users who want to install the latest on Ubuntu, the steps below should come in handy.

VirtualBox software gets new updates very frequently on Windows and Linux systems… so if you want to consistently get these updates and newer versions when they become available, you’ll want to add its repository to your systems… doing that will make all future updates available to your systems immediately when they’re released…

For more about this released, please check  its changelog page

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How to Access External USB Flash Drives from VirtualBox on Windows / Ubuntu Linux

Over few months, we’ve shown students and new users how to install, configure and use VirtualBox virtualization software on Windows and Ubuntu Linux systems…

By this time, if you were following our previous posts, you should know how to install, configure and use VirtualBox on Windows and Linux systems (Ubuntu)..

This brief tutorial shows students and new users how to mount or insert external USB flash / thumb drive into VirtualBox guest machine running Windows or Ubuntu Linux VMs.. It will allow you to access physical USB content from the guest machine..

You won’t be able to access external USB devices from your VirtualBox guest machines without first installing its guest additions tool.. We’ve also discussed how to install that after installing the host software… Read More

How to Get VirtualBox Guest Additions Software on Ubuntu 19.04 | 18.04 | 16.04

For students and new users running VirtualBox virtualization software with Ubuntu as a guest machine, the first thing they’ll want to do after installing Ubuntu guest operating system (OS) is to install VirtualBox guest addition software….

VirtualBox Guest Addition Software enhances the virtual guest machine and improves the management of the machine… When you install a new operating system on a VirtualBox virtual machine, your first task should be to install the Guest Addition Software….

When operating the guest machine without the guest addition software, the guest machine will perform poorly and your experience with it will be limited…

The tool provides tight integration between the host and virtual machine operating systems, improvement to the VM graphics performance, shared folder between the host and guest machines, copying and pasting of text, images and files between the host and guest machine as well as mouse improvement.

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VirtualBox 6.0.4 Released — Here’s How to Install / Upgrade on Ubuntu 16.04 | 18.04

Since the release of VirtualBox 6.0, there have been two minor releases… The latest maintenance release (6.0.4) brings support for Shanghai/Zhaoxin CPUs, improvements to machine manager window, virtual optical disk creator, storage selector window and log viewer window and many more….

This brief tutorial shows you how to install / upgrade to VirtualBox 6.0.4 on Ubuntu 16.04 | 18.04 and Ubuntu 18.10 systems…..

Besides support for Shanghai/Zhaoxin CPUs, there are also various small fixes and improvements to provide stability and performance for the software…

For more about this released, please check  its changelog page

VirtualBox software gets new updates very frequently on Windows and Linux systems… so if you want to consistently get these updates and newer versions when they become available, you’ll want to add its repository to your systems… doing that will make all future updates available to your systems immediately when they’re released…

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Install / Upgrade VirtualBox to 6.0 on Windows 10

VirtualBox 6.0 has been released with boat load of changes for Windows, Linux and OS X systems.. Some of these changes include support for exporting a virtual machine to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, a new file manager enabling user to control the guest file system and copy files between host and guest and more…

This brief tutorial shows you how to install / upgrade to VirtualBox 6.0 on Windows systems…..

This release also brings lots of bug fixes as well, and some major improvements… Windows systems now have support for surround speaker setups used in Windows 10 Build 1809, support for Hyper-V as the fallback execution core on Windows host, and more…

For more about this released, please check  its changelog page

VirtualBox software gets new updates very frequently on Windows and Linux systems… You may have already gotten notifications of the latest release…

If you’re using Windows, simply click the link to the latest version and download… then do an in-place upgrade of the existing installation…

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VirtualBox 6.0 is Out — Here’s How to Install / Upgrade on Ubuntu 16.04 | 18.04 | 18.10

Oracle has released the much awaited VirtualBox 6.0 with boat load of changes and fixes, including support for exporting a virtual machine to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, a new file manager enabling user to control the guest file system and copy files between host and guest and more…

This brief tutorial shows you how to install / upgrade to VirtualBox 6.0 on Ubuntu 16.04 | 18.04 and Ubuntu 18.10 systems…..

This release brings lots of bug fixes as well, and some major improvements… Windows systems now have support for surround speaker setups used in Windows 10 Build 1809, support for Hyper-V as the fallback execution core on Windows host, and more…

For more about this released, please check  its changelog page

VirtualBox software gets new updates very frequently on Windows and Linux systems… so if you want to consistently get these updates and newer versions when they become available, you’ll want to add its repository to your systems… doing that will make all future updates available to your systems immediately when they’re released…

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VirtualBox 5.2.22 Maintenance Release Available — Upgrade on Ubuntu 16.04 | 18.04 | 18.10

VirtualBox maintenance release (5.2.22) is now available for download… and this brief tutorial shows you how to install / upgrade to it on Ubuntu 16.04 | 18.04 and Ubuntu 18.10 systems…..

This release brings some bug fixes and few additions… Some of the fixes include, fix for rebuilding kernel modules for new kernels on RPM guests, further fixes for Linux 4.19, various build fixes for kernel modules on recent distributions, and guests not remembering the screen size after shutdown and restart…

For more about this released, please check  its changelog page

VirtualBox gets new updates very frequently on Windows and Linux systems… so if you want to consistently get these updates when they become available, you’ll want to add its repository to your systems… doing that will make all future updates available to your systems immediately when they’re released…

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VirtualBox 5.2.20 Released — Here’s How to Install / Upgrade on Ubuntu 16.04 | 18.04 | 18.10

A new maintenance release of VirtualBox virtualization software (5.2.20) is now available for download… and this brief tutorial shows you how to install / upgrade to it on Ubuntu 16.04 | 18.04 and Ubuntu 18.10 systems…..

This release brings some bug fixes and few additions… Some of the fixes include, a fix for task switches triggered by INTn instruction, a fix for connecting to certain iSCSI targets, various build fixes for kernel modules on recent distributions, and made sure modules end up in initramfs files and more…

For more about this released, please check  its changelog page

VirtualBox gets new updates very frequently on Windows and Linux systems… so if you want to consistently get these updates when they become available, you’ll want to add VirtualBox repository to your systems… doing that will make all future updates available to your systems immediately…

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Installing VirtualBox Guest Additions on Ubuntu 18.10 / 18.04 | 16.04 LTS

I recently installed Ubuntu 18.10 [BETA] guest machine using VirtualBox virtualization software…. and the steps below is how I got VirtualBox guest additions installed on the guest machine….

VirtualBox Guest Addition Software is a suite of utilities that enhances the virtual machine’s operating systems and improves the management of the machine… When you install a new operating system on a VirtualBox virtual machine, your first task should be to install the Guest Addition Software….

VirtualBox tool provides tight integration between the host and virtual machine operating systems, improvement to the VM graphics performance, shared folder between the host and guest machines, copying and pasting of text, images and files between the host and guest machine as well as mouse improvement.

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VirtualBox 5.2.16 Released — Here’s How to Install / Upgrade on Ubuntu 16.04 | 17.10 | 18.04

A new version of VirtualBox (5.2.16) has just been released and this brief tutorial shows you how to install / upgrade to it on Ubuntu 16.04 | 17.10 | 18.04 LTS servers….

For more about this released, please check  its changelog page

VirtualBox gets new updates very frequently on Windows and Linux systems… if you want to consistently get these updates when they become available, you’ll want to add VirtualBox repository to your systems… doing that will make all future updates available to your systems immediately…

For those who don’t know what VirtualBox is, it’s a cross-platform virtualization software that allows you to run guest operating system inside a windows of the host computer. The guest machine can Windows, Linux or Mac operating systems..

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