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VirtualBox 6.1 brings support for the Linux 5.4 Kernel, and more

Check out the news of the new version of VirtualBox.

VirtualBox version 6.1 has compatibility with the Linux kernel 5.4, ​​peripheral management improvements, user interface, and are now available for download in its trial version. virtualbox-brings-support-kernel-linux-4.4-and-much-more Not long ago, we posted here on the blog the news that had come in the versions 6.0.10 and 6.0.14 VirtualBox. The news that is coming with version 6.1, which is currently in the testing phase, promises to be even more numerous and important compared to previous releases.

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The list of enhancements that are being implemented in version 6.1 of the relatively large software, so I've selected for this article all the ones I thought most relevant, which you check out below:

Experimental support for file transfer between virtual machines running Windows on Linux host systems;

Bugs related to mouse and keyboard integration with VMs have been fixed;

Added support for YUV2 textures on Linux and MacOS host systems, which promises to improve the performance of 3D video and applications using VBoxSVGA and VMSVGA graphics adapters, allowing the guest system to utilize more host system GPU features, and improving the performance of software using OpenGL;

Support for hardware virtualization on Intel CPUs improved;

Fixed bug affecting mouse pointer scale / size;

Increased number of guest systems supported;

EHCI USB Controller Implementation Enhancements

Filter implementation that makes it possible to identify a USB port on the system, as well as specify a path to it;

I include a new type of network adapter, PCnet-ISA;

Implemented support to import a VM from Oracle Cloud infrastructure;

Added extended support for Oracle Cloud, allowing the creation of multiple virtual machines without the need to re-upload to each one;

Added multimedia keys to the virtual keyboard;

Of all the improvements mentioned above, the ones that excited me the most were those related to the VBoxSVGA and VMSVGA graphics adapters. I believe it is only a matter of time until the day comes that we can use VMs even for heavier tasks such as playing and editing videos.

Just like me, do you also believe that this will be possible in the medium term future? Tell us in the comments!

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