Release: Sun VirtualBox 1.6

Sun releases today the first version of its desktop virtualization product VirtualBox since the acquisition of innotek.

The new VirtualBox 1.6 introduces:

  • full support for Solaris (now including Guest Additions) and Mac OS versions (which means tha Sun is now an official competitor of Parallels and VMware)
  • seamless window (what Parallels call Coherence and VMware calls Unity) for Solaris and Linux guest OSes
  • support for virtual SATA hard drives (for the first time in a virtualization product)
  • PAE memory support for guest OSes
  • introduction of a web services API

Download it free of charge here.

The Virtualization Industry Roadmap has been updated accordingly.