Or­a­cle re­leases first beta of Vir­tu­alBox 5.2

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Or­a­cle has an­nounced the first beta re­lease of its up­com­ing Vir­tu­alBox 5.2. The new build comes with a fea­ture to help users ex­port VMs to the Or­a­cle Pub­lic Cloud.

The new re­lease of Vir­tu­alBox 5.2 elim­i­nates all the hassle of ex­port­ing VMs to ex­ter­nal drives and again im­port­ing to an­other Vir­tu­alBox in­stal­la­tion. The com­pany has also im­proved the han­dling of Vir­tual Ma­chine Tools and Global Tools.

The first beta gives a glimpse of all the fea­tures that you will get to see in the sta­ble re­lease, and has a num­ber of note­wor­thy im­prove­ments. The ac­ces­si­bil­ity sup­port in the GUI and EFI sup­port have been en­hanced in the new build. On the au­dio front, Or­a­cle has added asyn­chro­nous data pro­cess­ing for HDA au­dio em­u­la­tion. The au­dio sup­port has also re­ceived host de­vice call­backs, which will kick in while adding or re­mov­ing an au­dio de­vice.

In ad­di­tion to the fea­tures lim­ited to the beta ver­sion, Or­a­cle is set to pro­vide au­to­matic, unat­tended guest OS in­stal­la­tion in the next Vir­tu­alBox re­lease. The fresh fea­ture will be sim­i­lar to the ‘Easy In­stall’ fea­ture that was de­buted on the com­mer­cial VMware Work­sta­tion 6.5 and 7 vir­tu­al­i­sa­tion soft­ware. The sta­ble build will also im­prove the VM se­lec­tor GUI. Sim­i­larly, users are ex­pect­ing the up­com­ing re­leases to com­pletely re­vamp the GUI on all sup­ported plat­forms.

Ahead of the fi­nal re­lease, you can down­load the Vir­tu­alBox 5.2 Beta 1 from the Or­a­cle web­site to get a glimpse of the new ad­di­tions. Users should note that this is a pre-re­lease ver­sion and all its fea­tures may not be sta­ble on sup­ported sys­tems.

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