Friday, December 24, 2010

Oracle released VirtualBox 4.0, care license change

Sun bought the company and its entire catalog takes a few months time updating VirtualBox, It seems clear that at least in this section the template and the team responsible for the development of virtualization still very active.

Now is the announcement of the availability of VirtualBox 4.0, A desktop virtualization application for different platforms to x86 architecture which remains one of the clearest references in this segment: I use VirtualBox to test very often curious Linux distributions that do not want to install natively on my computer, and the truth is that the behavior of the application has always been fantastic.

In Oracle indicated that the new application makes the leap to the family with version 4.0.x Improved user interface ,as well as additional support for virtual hardware, including chipsets that support PCI Express. Other changes include increased capacity and throughput supported by the use of a new asynchronous input/output model for network storage (iSCSI) and local, as well as better support of standards called Open Virtualization Format (OVF).

For the first time both the source code for Oracle VM VirtualBox as binary code and hey are licensed under the GPLv2, While the mechanism Extension Pack, which allows third parties to add their own features, is licensed under PUEL.

What does this change? For distributions that include the Open Source Edition (OSE) VirtualBox no longer have to compile the application from source themselves, something interesting to integrate this fantastic development in the distributions of native form, although alternatives are very strong in Linux, especially in the case of KVM.

You can consult the official announcement -Which interestingly links to a blog of the former Sun network that is ongoing- and changelog traditional version, and can also Download the latest edition from Official Website of this development. If you are a Ubuntu user in UbuntuGeek have issued instructions to easily install the application by adding specific repositories for Ubuntu 9.10, 10.04 and 10.10.
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