Oracle/Sun opens VirtualBox 3.0 beta program

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Nor Oracle neither Sun announced yet what will happen to the xVM virtualization offering after the acquisition completes.

While waiting for the big news, Sun gives us the first beta of VirtualBox 3.0 which includes major improvements in the graphic area and the support for an insane number of vCPUs:

  • Guest SMP with up to 32 virtual CPUs (Intel VT-x and AMD-V only)
  • Support for OpenGL 2.0 in Windows, Linux and Solaris guest OSes
  • Ability to use Direct3D 8/9 applications and games in Windows guest OSes (experimental)

The beta program can be enrolled here.