Oracle launches VirtualBox 3.2 beta 1

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Last week Oracle announced the availability of VirtualBox 3.2 beta 1 (build 60785).

The upcoming new version is going to introduce a remarkable number of new features, including:

  • Support for memory overcommit (ballooning only, 64bit guest operating systems only)
  • Support for CPU hot-plugging (Linux guest OSes and Windows Server 2008 Data Center Edition 64bit) and hot-removing (Linux guest OSes only)
  • Support for Large Pages

  • USB tablet/keyboard emulation when Guest Additions are not installed
  • LsiLogic SAS controller emulation
  • Microsoft RDP video acceleration
  • Support for deleting snapshots while the virtual machine is running

Quite interestingly Oracle is now highlighting the rebranding of VirtualBox as part of the Oracle VM product family after the Sun merger has been approved.