Youngest virtualization player march continues with release of VirtualBox 1.4.
With this new edition innotek officially enters the Apple market, already seeing competition between Parallels, with its Desktop solution, and VMware, with its upcoming Fusion, introducing support for Mac OS X (still in beta).
But VirtualBox 1.4 is also introducing other key improvements like:
- Support for AMD 64bit CPUs (and extended support to all 64bit Linux hosts)
- Support for raw partitions
- Import capability for VMware VMDK virtual hard drives
(complete changelog is available here)
VirtualBox 1.4 is released under GPL license and it’s available free of charge here.
The virtualization.info Virtualization Industry Roadmap has been updated accordingly.