VirtualBox 5.0 released

Oracle relased version 5.0 of VirtualBox yesterday. I don’t see any firmware features listed in the press, and I’ve not had a chance to do a code review of the new code yet. It has improved CPU and USB 3.0 support, at minimum.

QEMU is the main platform for running UEFI’s virtual firmware: OVMF. But Xen, KVM, and VirtualBox also support OVMF, to some degree. VirtualBox can also be recompiled with EFI-specific build directives to enable additional UEFI diagnostics.

https://www.oracle.com/corporate/pressrelease/oracle-vm-virtualbox-5-070915.html

https://blogs.oracle.com/virtualization/entry/oracle_vm_virtualbox_5_07

(In somewhat related news, back in March, Oracle’s Linux distro got Secure Boot support.)

https://blogs.oracle.com/wim/entry/secure_boot_support_with_oracle

 

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