SUN 's Virtualbox virtualization solution is a respected open source virtualization product, which today received a major update, reaching version 2.1, dated 2008-12-17 (see here for changelog).

This new version brings, other than the usual (and abundant) bug fixes, major upgrades for the MAC OS X port, like 64 bit guest OS support and Hardware Virtualization support (VT-x and AMD-V); other new features are Nehalem core i7 virtualization enhancements, native VMDK/VHD support (VMWARE hard disk images and MS Virtual PC disk images), including snapshots, Experimental 3D Acceleration via OpenGL and (for me this is by far the most desirable update), a New Host Interface Networking implementations for Windows and Linux hosts with easier setup (replaces TUN/TAP on Linux and manual bridging on Windows).

a sun virtualbox 2.0.6 network bridge

 

 

 

 

Finally SUN figured a way to get rid of this ugly thing. Thanks Engineers!

If you already use it, chances are you'll be automatically notified when the update is ready, else, proceed to Sun's VirtualBox official website, choose your version and manually start the download.

EDIT: image updated: it was overlapping.

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