Windows® 7 bugs have been fixed by Virtual Box updates
It has only been a while since the Windows 7 Virtual Box 3.0.10 has been released. It includes a change in the way the software works with Intel VT-x and AMD-V visualization technologies.
The change fixes a problem related to the XP compatibility mode in the recently released Windows 7.
In addition, the company gave a face-lift to the Windows 7 installer for Windows hosts and fixed a redraw problem in dual-screen setups on Mac OS X Snow Leopard hosts. Sun added Windows 7 and Mac OS X 'Snow Leopard' help in the VirtualBox 2.2, which was launched way back in April. The update also fixes memory leaks, a guest multi-processing bug and USB 2.0 stability problems.
VirtualBox has been crafted to be a low-cost alternative to products such as VMware Workstation, and is used chiefly for development and testing. It enables a programmer to build an application on the desktop using VirtualBox, and then deploy it to a production environment on a virtual server.
Also in April, an announcement was made by Oracle on its intention to buy Sun for $7.4bn (£4.5bn). It followed the buying out a month later with the acquisition of Virtual Iron, a creator of visualization products based on the Xen hyper visor. The Virtual Iron buy created a lot of buzz on the future of Sun's virtualisation tools under Oracle.