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Sun’s Virtualbox releases version 2.1 major update

Sun has released version 2.1 of its Virtualbox virtualization software. The version number doesn’t say it all ‘coz according to the changelog, there are actually some major changes to this latest release of the Virtualbox software. New features for this version include 3D acceleration via OpenGL and an new NAT engine that has significantly better performance. And ICMP echo or better known as ping is now supported.

I’ve downloaded Virtualbox version 2.1 on my Ubuntu notebook to update my current version 2.0.6. The update went out smoothly although I had to first uninstall the older version before installing the new version 2.1 of Virtualbox.

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WordPress 2.6.5 released, security problem fixed

If you’re eagerly waiting for WordPress 2.7, you may need to upgrade your current WordPress to version 2.6.5 in the mean time. The just released version 2.6.5 fixes a possible XSS exploit discovered by Jeremias Reith (thanks jeremias) that affects IP-based virtual servers running on Apache 2.x. It also corrects three bugs.

Important Note: It looks like there’s been a version 2.6.4 floating around the NET. We are also advised that there is NO version 2.6.4 and will never be a version 2.6.4!

You can read Ryan’s post about WordPress 2.6.5. If you’re interested on what has changed you can have a look here.

Thanks guys and gals.

VirtualBox 2.0.6 released, fixes Nokia / iPhone sync via USB

The VirtualBox team has released version 2.0.6 of its VirtualBox virtualization software. I thought is was going to be something that adds support for Ubuntu Jaunty Jackalope but guess what, it’s something better!

For those of you who are using Ubuntu as the host OS and have installed VirtualBox to be able to use Nokia’s PC Suite, the changelog says “USB: Fixed support for iPhone and Nokia devices (Linux host: bugs #470 & #491)”. This is good news since a lot of Ubuntu users seem to be particularly interested in running the Nokia PC Suite under a VirtualBox guest machine running Windows.

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Decided to stay on Ubuntu 8.04

When Ubuntu 8.10 got released, I was excited to upgrade to the new version. I did the usual procedure of backing up my notebook’s hard disk and started to install the new Ubuntu 8.10. I opted not to do the upgrade path ‘coz I wanted to start over a clean environment.

Being a newbie to Ubuntu, my 8.04 setup was kinda full of “test installs” of software to try out which one I would use. I thought this would be a perfect time to start clean and later just setup a “test” Ubuntu system on a VirtualBox machine.

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How to upgrade to Open Office 3.0 on Ubuntu Linux

I use the Ubuntu 8.04 (Hardy) Linux on my notebook. Not wanting to wait for the availability of OO 3.0 from the repository I went ahead and downloaded the new Open Office 3.0 now that the Open Office web site has provided some alternative download sites for version 3.0.

The upgrade from version 2 to version 3 was actually easy. I’m posting the procedure here on my blog for others.

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Upgraded to VirtualBox 2.0.2 on Ubuntu

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I’ve just finished upgrading from VirtualBox 1.6.4 to VirtualBox 2.0.2 and I must say that the VirtualBox team has really done a great job in version 2.0.2. I still haven’t tried new support of VirtualBox for 64 bit guest machines because I am using the 32-bit version of Ubuntu.

One of the more obvious improvements that I readily found is in the seamless mode. Seamless mode in Virtualbox allows you to integrate you guest machine’s desktop into the host machines desktop. When I was using version 1.6.4, seamless mode was not too useful since my Windows guest machine would simply hang up.

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