VirtualBox 5.2.18 Maintenance Update fixed VM process termination on RDP client disconnect

Virtualbox developers released a maintenance update for virtualization solution on the 14th of August, 2018. The latest update raised the version of VirtualBox to 5.2.18. The improvements and additions have been welcomed by several users as it makes the virtualization product even more convenient to use.

Virtualbox is a very powerful x86 and AMD64/Intel64 virtualization product for home use and enterprises both. Targeted for embedded, desktop and server use, it is possibly the only virtualization solution of professional quality that is also Open Source Software. Some main features of VirtualBox in general include:

Modularity is a major feature of VirtualBox. It has a very modular design and has well-defined internal programming interfaces. This makes it convenient for users to control it from different interfaces simultaneously. It also comes with a complete Software Development Kit. Secondly, it also has virtual machine descriptions in XML. It means that it is independent of any local machines and can thereby be easily transported to other computers.

According to the Changelog of Virtualbox, the following additions and improvements were made to Virtualbox through the latest update:

 VMM: See user manual.

 VMM: Fix loading with recent binutils and self-built versions of VirtualBox (bug # 17851)

 NAT: Fix -nataliasmode sameports which is a valid setting (bug # 13000)

 VRDP: fixed VM process termination on RDP client disconnect if 3D is enabled for the virtual machine

Users can download the latest version of the virtualization software for Windows, Mac OSX and Linux from this download page. Its platform packages include Window hosts, OS X hosts, Linux distributions and Solaris hosts. The binaries are released under the terms of the GPL version 2. The users should note that an updated version of the VirtualBox Oracle VM VirtualBox Extension Pack is also to be downloaded and installed. VirtualBox is absolutely free to use for all users, but for the Extension Pack there are specific license terms and conditions.

Maira Ahmed


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