Software update: Virtualbox 5.1.18

The ninth update for VirtualBox version 5.1 has been released. VirtualBox can be used to install other operating systems in a virtual environment on a computer. In this way it is possible to use different operating systems on the same hardware side by side and at the same time. VirtualBox is available for Windows, macOS, Linux and Solaris, and is able to guest operating systems to turn.

In version 5.1 of VirtualBox we find, among other things, new apic implementations that provide various performance improvements, there is improved support for Python 3 and the interface has been switched to Qt5. The following improvements have also been made in this update:

The following items were fixed and/or added:

  • Shared Folders: fixed case insensitive filename access (5.1.16 regression; Windows guests only; bug #16549)
  • Shared Folders: fixed access to long paths (5.1.16 regression; Windows guests only; bugs #14651, #16564)
  • API: fixed snapshot handling of medium attachments and PCI device attachments (bug #16545)
  • API: make 32-bit Windows guests in raw mode boot again if the ICH9 chipset is used (5.1.16 regression)
  • VBoxBugReport: fixed VM log collection issue
  • Linux hosts: fixed autostart service script (bug #14955)
  • Windows Additions: fixed automatic logins for Windows Vista and newer (5.1.4 regression; bug #15904)

Version number 5.1.18
Release status Final
Operating systems Windows 7, Linux, macOS, Solaris, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2012, Windows 8, Windows 10
Website Oracle
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License type GPL