VirtualBox 4.2.14 released and ubuntu installation instructions included

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What is new in virtualbox 4.2.14

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

VMM: another TLB invalidation fix for non-present pages
VMM: fixed a performance regression (4.2.8 regression; bug #11674)
GUI: fixed a crash on shutdown
GUI: prevent stuck keys under certain conditions on Windows hosts (bugs #2613, #6171)
VRDP: fixed a rare crash on the guest screen resize
VRDP: allow to change VRDP parameters (including enabling/disabling the server) if the VM is paused
USB: fixed passing through devices on Mac OS X host to a VM with 2 or more virtual CPUs (bug #7462)
USB: fixed hang during isochronous transfer with certain devices (4.1 regression; Windows hosts only; bug #11839)
USB: properly handle orphaned URBs (bug #11207)
BIOS: fixed function for returning the PCI interrupt routing table (fixes NetWare 6.x guests)
BIOS: don't use the ENTER / LEAVE instructions in the BIOS as these don't work in the real mode as set up by certain guests (e.g. Plan 9 and QNX 4)
DMI: allow to configure DmiChassisType (bug #11832)
Storage: fixed lost writes if iSCSI is used with snapshots and asynchronous I/O (bug #11479)
Storage: fixed accessing certain VHDX images created by Windows 8 (bug #11502)
Storage: fixed hang when creating a snapshot using Parallels disk images (bug #9617)
3D: seamless + 3D fixes (bug #11723)
3D: version 4.2.12 was not able to read saved states of older versions under certain conditions (bug #11718)
Main/Properties: don't create a guest property for non-running VMs if the property does not exist and is about to be removed (bug #11765)
Main/Properties: don't forget to make new guest properties persistent after the VM was terminated (bug #11719)
Main/Display: don't lose seamless regions during screen resize
Main/OVF: don't crash during import if the client forgot to call Appliance::interpret() (bug #10845)
Main/OVF: don't create invalid appliances by stripping the file name if the VM name is very long (bug #11814)
Main/OVF: don't fail if the appliance contains multiple file references (bug #10689)
Main/Metrics: fixed Solaris file descriptor leak
Settings: limit depth of snapshot tree to 250 levels, as more will lead to decreased performance and may trigger crashes
VBoxManage: fixed setting the parent UUID on diff images using sethdparentuuid
Linux hosts: work around for not crashing as a result of automatic NUMA balancing which was introduced in Linux 3.8 (bug #11610)
Windows installer: force the installation of the public certificate in background (i.e. completely prevent user interaction) if the --silent command line option is specified
Windows Additions: fixed problems with partial install in the unattended case
Windows Additions: fixed display glitch with the Start button in seamless mode for some themes
Windows Additions: Seamless mode and auto-resize fixes
Windows Additions: fixed trying to to retrieve new auto-logon credentials if current ones were not processed yet
Windows Additions installer: added the /with_wddm switch to select the experimental WDDM driver by default
Linux Additions: fixed setting own timed out and aborted texts in information label of the lightdm greeter
Linux Additions: fixed compilation against Linux 3.2.0 Ubuntu kernels (4.2.12 regression as a side effect of the Debian kernel build fix; bug #11709)
X11 Additions: reduced the CPU load of VBoxClient in drag'and'drop mode
OS/2 Additions: made the mouse wheel work (bug #6793)
Guest Additions: fixed problems copying and pasting between two guests on an X11 host (bug #11792)

Install VirtualBox 4.2.14 on ubuntu 13.04/12.10/12.04

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-4.2

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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