VirtualBox 4.1.6 released and ubuntu 11.10/11.04 installation instructions included

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Oracle VM VirtualBox, formerly Sun xVM VirtualBox and innotek VirtualBox, is a family of x86 virtualization products for enterprise and home use.VirtualBox is a general-purpose full virtualizer for x86 hardware, targeted at server, desktop and embedded use.

What is new in virtualbox 4.1.6

This is a maintenance release. The following items were fixed and/or added:
VRDP: fixed screen corruption
NAT: the interface stopped working after a lot of failed ICMP requests (bug #9371)
E1000: fixed rare Windows 7 guest hangs, either at boot time or when reconfiguring the network card in unusual setups (bug #6223)
ATA: fixed a possible crash during ATAPI passthrough with certain guests
ATA: improved compatibility with ancient Linux kernels
Main: fixed incorrect framebuffer information after leaving the fullscreen mode with X11 guests, this lead to a scrambled preview window in the GUI for example
Mac OS X hosts: fixed the problem with duplicate packets when bridged to a wireless interface (bug #9648)
Linux hosts: fix for 3D support on Fedora 15 (bug #9799)
Linux hosts: don't call del_timer_sync from an interrupt context (Fedora bug report 746331)
Windows Vista and 7 guests: more WDDM fixes
Linux Additions: fixed kernel module compilation failure on Redhat Enterprise Linux 4 (bug #9709)
Linux Additions: install the DRI driver correctly on Ubuntu 11.10 guests
Solaris Additions: added read-only mmap support for shared folders
Solaris Additions: added directory, file mode and mask options for shared folders
Windows Additions: implemented faster detection of logged-in guest users and stale sessions
X.Org Additions: fixed graphical corruption when switching to a virtual terminal (bug #9490)

Install virtualbox 4.1.6 on ubuntu 11.10

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 oneiric contrib

For ubuntu 11.04 users add the following line

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

Save and exit the file

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

Note: Ubuntu/Debian users might want to install the dkms package to ensure that the VirtualBox host kernel modules (vboxdrv, vboxnetflt and vboxnetadp) are properly updated if the linux kernel version changes during the next apt-get upgrade. For Debian it is available in Lenny backports and in the normal repository for Squeeze and later. The dkms package can be installed through the Synaptic Package manager or through the following command:

sudo apt-get install dkms

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