The VirtualBox 5.1.8 point release is the most advanced Oracle VM VirtualBox version you can get right now, and it promises a month’s worth of bug fixes and improvements to further stabilize the application for all supported platforms, including GNU/Linux, Mac OS X, and Microsoft Windows.
There are numerous changes implemented in VirtualBox, and among the most interesting ones we can mention support for using Audio Queues on Mac OS X hosts, the ability to parse port-forwarding rules that contain slashes, better keyboard handling for Windows and Mac OS X hosts, as well as improved support for deleting snapshots.
Linux kernel 4.7 and 4.8 improvements land in VirtualBox 5.0.28
While VirtualBox 5.1.8 also fixes the initialization of SAS controllers and adds Python 3 build support, Oracle brought improved support for the Linux 4.8 and 4.7 kernels to the long-term supported VirtualBox 5.0 branch with the VirtualBox 5.0.28 maintenance update, also released and available for download from the project’s website.
Submitted by: Arnfried Walbrecht