Linked by Kroc Camen on Fri 19th Dec 2008 07:48 UTC, submitted by rjamorim
Oracle and SUN Sun just released xVM VirtualBox 2.1.0, a major update with several new features, among them: better 64-bit support, hardware-assisted virtualization on MacOS, OpenGL 3D acceleration, easier networking on Windows and Linux, emulated SCSI controllers and full VMDK/VHD support including snapshots.
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Still somewhat less polished but very nice
by Gryzor on Fri 19th Dec 2008 12:46 UTC
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Being an old time Parallels user (and later also VMware), I'm impressed by the progress Virtual Box has been making. This release is way more stable and it feels faster than the previous one. There will be full reviews here and there, but if you use VBox, don't hesitate upgrading.

It's still *not* a replacement for VMware/Parallels for some "more serious" stuff, but for the occasional "i need this small windows app from time to time" user, this is close to perfection. More when you take the price into account: == 0;

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