VirtualBox 5.1.2 – x86 virtualization software.

VirtualBox 5.1.2

VirtualBox is a family of powerful x86 virtualization products for enterprise as well as home use. Not only is VirtualBox an extremely feature rich, high performance product for enterprise customers, it is also the only professional solution that is freely available as Open Source Software under the terms of the GNU General Public License (GPL).

Presently, VirtualBox runs on Windows, Linux and Mac hosts and supports a large number of guest operating systems including but not limited to Windows (NT 4.0, 2000, XP, Server 2003, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10), DOS/Windows 3.x, Linux (2.4, 2.6, 3.x and 4.x), Solaris and OpenSolaris, OS/2, and OpenBSD.

VirtualBox is being actively developed with frequent releases and has an ever growing list of features, supported guest operating systems and platforms it runs on. VirtualBox is a community effort backed by a dedicated company: everyone is encouraged to contribute while innotek ensures the product always meets professional quality criteria.

What’s New

Version 5.1.2:

  • [VMM] several fixes
  • [GUI] fixed screenshot if the VM is started in separate mode
  • [GUI] fixed issue with double-click/opening registered file types (.vbox and .vbox-extpack) on Mac OS X (bug #15648)
  • [GUI] fixed a bug which made it impossible close some error/warning messages using the close button
  • [GUI] weakened the control over the VM window behavior allowing to resize it across multiple screens and to use in Snap Assist techniques
  • [GUI] jump to the second tab of the session information window (5.1.0 regression)
  • [GUI] fix for Alt-Tab
  • [Storage] fixed creating fixed size VHD images (bug #15601)
  • [Storage] fixed a hang during power off if the VM was suspended before and a NVMe controller is configured
  • [USB] fixed a crash under certain conditions
  • [Audio] make AC'97 volume control work again (5.1.0 regression; bug #15598)
  • [Audio] fixed rare VM hangs when using AC'97 emulation
  • [Audio] SB16 fixes
  • [EFI] fixed access to devices attached to SATA port 2 and higher (bug #15607)
  • [OVA] fix for checking certain signatures
  • [OVA] fixed MAC address generation for appliances created by VirtualBox (5.1.0 regression; bug #15623)
  • [API] fixed audio settings handling for older config files (bug #15626)
  • [API] fixed truncation of USB product/vendor IDs on Linux hosts (5.1.0 regression; bug #15644)
  • [API] fixed VRDP with authentication (bug #15653)
  • [API] don't crash if there is no graphics controller configured (bug #15628)
  • [Linux hosts] fixed EL5 builds (bug #15634)
  • [non-Windows hosts] fixed a crash during shutdown under rare circumstances (bug #15568)
  • [Linux Additions] fixed SELinux issue which prevented certain Linux guests to work in 3D mode (bug #15574)
  • [User Manual] updates


OS X 10.6 or later, 64-bit processor


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