VirtualBox 5.2.6 (Build 120293) is available for download

Oracle has released VirtualBox 5.2 Maintenance Release 6 (Version 5.2.6 Build 120293) for Windows, Mac, Linux and Solaris. This release includes a number of improvements and bug fixes from Oracle VM VirtualBox 5.2. The following issues were fixed:
  • GUI: fixed occasional screen corruption when host screen resolution is changed.
  • Audio: implemented support for audio playback and recording for macOS guests and improved timing for MS Windows 10.
  • Linux hosts: fixed problem accessing mini-toolbar under XFC.
  • Security: Critical Patch Update (CPU).

Overview

Oracle VM VirtualBox (aka VirtualBox) is a powerful x86 and AMD64/Intel64 virtualization product for enterprise as well as home use. Not only is VirtualBox an extremely feature rich, high performance product for enterprise customers, it is also the only professional solution that is freely available as Open Source Software under the terms of the GNU General Public License (GPL) version 2.

Presently, VirtualBox runs on Windows, Linux, Macintosh and OpenSolaris hosts and supports a large number of guest operating systems including but not limited to Windows (NT 4.0, 2000, XP, Server 2003, Vista, 7, Windows 8/8.1, and Windows 10), DOS/Windows 3.x, Linux (2.4, 2.6 and 3.x), Solaris and OpenSolaris, and OpenBSD.

VirtualBox now officially supported Windows 10 RTM as guest and host platform and MAC OS X 10.11 El-Capitan as host platform.

What's new in VirtualBox 5.2?

VirtualBox 5.2 is the latest major release of the world’s most popular free and open source, cross-platform virtualization software. This release supports the latest guest or host operating systems including: Mac OS X Yosemite, Windows 10, Oracle Linux, Oracle Solaris, other Linux operating systems, and legacy operating systems.

Here are highlight new features of VirtualBox 5.2:

  • VM export to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Classic (OCI Classic) format.
  • Automatic, unattended guest OS installation for Oracle VM VirtualBox Virtual Machines.
  • Improved Virtual Machine Tools, including a new dynamic interface to manage Virtual Machine configuration and snapshot capabilities.

New Global Tools handling
  • Virtual Media Manager manages media attributes like size, location, type and description.
  • Host Network Manager simplifies managing corresponding networks and their attributes.

GUI accessibility
  • New GUI icons for VirtualBox on all platforms (Windows, Linux, Oracle Solaris and Mac OS X).
  • Enhanced Virtual Machine Selector.
  • Extended audio settings, with the option to enable/disable audio input/output.
  • Snapshot Pane updates allow easier management of snapshot attributes, like name and description.

Audio
  • Device enumeration support for audio backends (optional).
  • Support for host device callbacks (optional) and further enhancements.
  • HDA emulation now uses asynchronous data processing in separate threads.

Storage
  • Support for CUE/BIN images as CD/DVD media including multiple tracks.
  • Support for the controller memory buffer feature for NVMe.

Download VirtualBox 5.2.6 Build 120293

VirtualBox is available for download from VirtualBox Download Center. Download the files appropriate for you.

Credit: Oracle

What's new in VirtualBox 5.2.6 Build 120293?

This release includes a number of stability improvements and bug fixes. All enhancements and fixes can be found in the official change-log file.

References:
Changelog for VirtualBox 5.2.6
Oracle's Virtualization Blog

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