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VirtualBox is a powerful x86 and AMD64/Intel64 virtualization product for enterprise as well as home use. Not only is VirtualBox an extremely feature rich, high performance product for enterprise customers, it is also the only professional solution that is freely available as Open Source Software under the terms of the GNU General Public License (GPL) version 2.

What is new in VirtualBox 4.1.18

This is a maintenance release. The following items were fixed and/or added:

VMM: fixed VERR_REM_VIRTUAL_CPU_ERROR under rare conditions after the guest has been reset (bug #5164 and others)
VMM: fixed host freezes with 64-bit guests on 32-bit Linux hosts (bug #10528)
VRDP: added a workaround for rdesktop clients not properly updating the screen size when minimized
AHCI: fixed a rare bug which can cause a guest memory corruption after the guest storage controler has been reset
NAT: another attempt to fix crashes under rare conditions (Windows hosts only; bug #10513)
Mac OS X hosts: addressed issues running Leopard / Snow Leopard (bug #10631)
Linux hosts / Bridged Networking: fixed the problem with device driver unloading on kernels 3.2.18 and newer due to an invalid reference counter (bug #10624)
Linux hosts / guests: Linux 3.5-rc1 fixes
Linux Additions: the guest content was sometimes not properly updated (bug #9887)
Solaris Additions: installer fix for X.org Server 1.11 and 1.12

Install VirtualBox 4.1.18 in ubuntu 12.04

Open the terminal and run the following commands

You need to edit /etc/apt/sources.list

gksudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list

Add the following line

deb http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian precise contrib

If you are running ubuntu 11.10 add the following line

deb http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian oneiric contrib

Save and exit the file

Now install PGP key using the following command

wget -q http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian/oracle_vbox.asc -O- | sudo apt-key add -

Update source list

sudo apt-get update

Install virtualbox

sudo apt-get install virtualbox-4.1

If you have problem with the above PPA you can download .deb package from here.Once you have deb package you can double click on it to install this package.

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