Download VirtualBox 4.2 Beta 1

Oracle has released VirtualBox 4.2 beta 1 today, which includes some major improvements, like improved Windows 8 support, an expert mode for wizards, experimental support for drag’n’drop from the host to Linux guests and more.Changes in VirtualBox 4.2 beta 1:Improved Windows 8 support, in particular many 3D-related fixesGUI: VM groupsGUI: expert mode for wizardsGUI: allow to alter some settings during runtimeSupport for up to 36 network cards, in combination with an ICH9 chipset configurationResource control: added support for limiting network IO bandwidthAdded possibility to start VMs during system boot on Linux, OS X and SolarisAdded experimental support for Drag’n’drop from the host to Linux guests. Support for more guests and for guest-to-host is planned. Support recent VIA CPUsAllow taking screenshots of the current VM window contentAllow automatically sorting of the VM listAllow starting of headless VMs from the GUIGUI: network operations managerImproved VM context switch performance for Intel CPUs using nested pagingAdded support for FlushByASID features of AMD CPUs (Bulldozer and newer)Added readonly support for VHDX images, QED images and for QCOW (full support for v1 and readonly support for v2) imagesBug fixesSince VirtualBox 4.2 is in beta, you will find bugs so don’t use this on a production machine! If

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