VirtualBox is a powerful x86 and AMD64/Intel64 virtualization product for enterprise as well as home use. Not only is Virtual-box 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) version 2. Presently, Virtual-box runs on Windows, Linux, Macintosh, and Solaris 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 7/8/8.1/10), DOS/Windows 3.x, Linux, Solaris and Open-Solaris OS/2, and OpenBSD.
Paravirtualization Support for Windows and Linux Guests: Significantly improves guest OS performance by leveraging built-in virtualization support on operating systems such as Oracle Linux 7 and Microsoft Windows 7 and newer.
Improved CPU Utilization: Exposes a broader set of CPU instructions to the guest OS, enabling applications to make use of the latest hardware instruction sets for maximum performance.
Support of USB 3.0 Devices: Guest operating systems can directly recognize USB 3.0 devices and operate at full 3.0 speeds. The guest OS can be configured to support USB 1.1, 2.0, and 3.0.
Bi-Directional Drag and Drop Support for Windows: On all host platforms, Windows, Linux and Oracle Solaris guests now support "drag and drop" of content between the host and the guest. The drag and drop feature transparently allows copying or opening of files, directories, and more.
Disk Image Encryption: Data can be encrypted on virtual hard disk images transparently during runtime, using the industry standard AES algorithm with up to 256 bit data encryption keys (DEK). This helps ensure data is secure and encrypted at all times, whether the VM is sitting unused on a developer's machine or server, or actively in use.
Changes in this release:
- GUI: prevent a crash under certain conditions if the VM is terminated very early
- GUI: fixed dragging guest windows in seamless mode with the keyboard captured
- GUI: the USB filter settings dialog should allow to specify the USB revision in hexadecimal format
- GUI: fixed issue with updating the available-geometry on host-screen work-area resize
- GUI: don't crash / hang on certain environments if accessibility support is enabled
- GUI: fixed various issues in Unscaled HiDPI Output mode
- GUI: extend the VM Input menu with Print Screen-related actions
- Storage: fixed NVMe reset processing when doing rmmod nvme; modprobe nvme in a Linux guest
- Storage: fixed creating a snapshot when the VM is running and an NVMe controller is present
- Storage: fixed a problem with the LsiLogic SCSI controller where requests could be lost with SMP guests
- Storage: fixed resizing VDI images resulting in an unbootable image under certain circumstances
- E1000: fixed "TX unit hang" issue (Linux guests only)
- API: don't crash when sanitizing certain VM names
- API: default to RTC using UTC for Solaris 11 guests
- Linux hosts: automatically disable asynchronous I/O on Linux 2.6.18 kernels as high I/O load may trigger kernel oopses on these kernels if this feature is enabled
- Linux hosts / guests: Linux 2.6.28 compile fix
- Linux hosts: compile Linux 4.9 compile fix
- Linux hosts / guests: Linux 4.9 fixes
- Linux Additions: fixed Linux kernel module override rule
- Linux Additions: warn the user about a known bug with older Linux guests (e.g. Debian 7) requiring manual work to get 3D working
- Linux Additions: fix the graphics driver build with Linux 4.10 and later
- Settings: be less restrictive when reading a VM configuration containing a host-only adapter without an interface name
- Audio: fixed a few 5.1.x regressions by using the audio code from 5.0.x until the audio overhaul is completed
- VBoxManage: fixed documentation of the storagectl command
- Build system: another fix for building VirtualBox on systems which default to Python 3
Download Extensions for VirtualBox (like: Usb 2.0, etc). You can even download deb file if you don't want to add repository.
For other distributions download from here.
How to Install VirtualBox 5.0.16:Available for Ubuntu 16.10 Yakkety/16.04 Xenial/14.04 Trusty/12.04 Precise/Debian 8 Jessie/7 Wheezy/Linux Mint 18/17/13/other Ubuntu derivatives
To install VirtualBox in Ubuntu/Linux Mint open Terminal (Press Ctrl+Alt+T) and copy the following commands in the Terminal: