Oracle Rolls Out VM VirtualBox 4.0

Oracle has introduced version 4.0 of its open source cross-platform VM VirtualBox desktop virtualisation software for x86 PCs and servers.

The software, which allows desktop and laptop computers to run multiple guest operating systems at the same time, has been updated just three weeks after the 3.2.12 maintenance release of Oracle VM VirtualBox hypervisor.

According to the company, VM VirtualBox 4.0 features an improved user interface and virtual application support, along with increased capacity and throughput.

Wim Coekaerts, senior vice president, Linux and virtualisation engineering at Oracle explained that the new update adds: “A bunch of changes, visually a new management console, a new method to install with a base install and the extention pack (for the add-on drivers and extra features), a number of bugfixes, multi-monitor support for Oracle Solaris and Linux, it's a long list."