VirtualBox 4.2.0 Released With Support For Drag’n’drop From Host To Linux Guests, More

After a beta and four release candidates, VirtualBox 4.2.0 (stable) has been released today, bringing support to start VMs during system boot on Linux, experimental support for drag’n’drop from the host to Linux guests, improved Windows 8 support and more.Changes in VirtualBox 4.2.0:Improved Windows 8 support, in particular many 3D-related fixesGUI: VM groupsGUI: expert mode for wizards GUI: allow to alter some settings during runtimeSupport for up to 36 network cards, in combination with an ICH9 chipset configurationAdded 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 also plannedAdded support for parallel port passthrough on Windows hostsEnhanced API for controlling the guestSupport for recent VIA CPUs and FlushByASID features of AMD CPUsAllow taking screenshots of the current VM window contentAllow automatically sorting of the VM list Allow starting of headless VMs from the GUI Implemented burning of audio CDs in passthrough modeAdded support for QED images, QCOW (full support for v1 and readonly support for v2 images) and readonly support for VHDX imagesA complete VirtualBox 4.2.0 changelog can be found HERE.The new

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