Ce programme permet d’émuler un PC sous plusieurs OS. Il tourne sous Windows ou sous Linux. Il permet de faire tourner des machines virtuelles sous différents OS (Windows de tout type, Linux, FreeBSD OS/2 etc.), il est également open source et gratuit (pour les particuliers).

Les nouveautés:

This version is a major update. The following major new features were added:

* Solaris and Mac OS X host support
* Seamless windowing for Linux and Solaris guests
* Guest Additions for Solaris
* A webservice API
* SATA hard disk (AHCI) controller
* Experimental Physical Address Extension (PAE) support

In addition, the following items were fixed and/or added:

* GUI: added accessibility support (508)
* GUI: VM session information dialog
* VBoxHeadless: renamed from VBoxVRDP
* VMM: reduced host CPU load of idle guests
* VMM: many fixes for VT-x/SVM hardware-supported virtualization
* ATA/IDE: better disk geometry compatibility with VMware images
* ATA/IDE: virtualize an AHCI controller
* Storage: better write optimization, prevent images from growing unnecessarily.
* Network: support PXE booting with NAT
* Network: fixed the Am79C973 PCNet emulation for Nexenta guests
* NAT: improved builtin DHCP server (implemented DHCPNAK response)
* NAT: port forwarding stopped when restoring the VM from a saved state
* NAT: make subnet configurable
* XPCOM: moved to libxml2
* XPCOM: fixed VBoxSVC autostart race
* Audio: SoundBlaster 16 emulation
* USB: fixed problems with USB 2.0 devices
* MacOS X: fixed seamless mode
* MacOS X: better desktop integration, several look’n’feel fixes
* MacOS X: switched to Quartz2D framebuffer
* MacOS X: added support for shared folders
* MacOS X: added support for clipboard integration
* Solaris: added host audio playback support (experimental)
* Solaris: made it possible to run VirtualBox from non-global zones
* Shared Folders: made them work for NT4 guests
* Shared Folders: many bugfixes to improve stability
* Seamless windows: added support for Linux guests
* Linux installer: support DKMS for compiling the kernel module
* Linux host: compatibility fixes with Linux 2.6.25
* Windows host: support for USB devices has been significantly improved; many additional USB devices now work
* Windows Additions: automatically install AMD PCNet drivers on Vista guests
* Linux additions: several fixes, experimental support for RandR 1.2
* Linux additions: compatibility fixes with Linux 2.6.25

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