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.info Virtualization Industry Roadmap has been updated accordingly.