VirtualBox 4.2.18 released and ubuntu installation instructions included

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What is new in virtualbox 4.2.18

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

VMM: properly handle NMIs on Linux hosts with X2APIC enabled
VMM: fixed potential crashes with 64-bit guests on 32-bit hosts (bug #11979)
GUI / seamless: properly handle mouse wheel scroll events
GUI, VBoxManage: when unregistering a VM, also unregister the hard disk images which are used exclusively (bug #10311)
GUI: prevent crashes under certain conditions on X11 hosts
3D: multiscreen fixes (incorrect mouse position, flickers)
3D Support: several fixes for the Windows WDDM video driver (multiscreen, seamless)
Snapshots: made live snapshots work again (bug #9255)
Teleportation: made it work again (bug #9455)
VBoxManage: on snapshot take, --pause is default and --live is for doing live snapshots
VBoxSVC: don't crash on systems with many VLAN interfaces (Solaris hosts only)
Network: after the host resumes from suspend, disconnect and reconnect the virtual network cables to force renewing the DHCP leases for the guests. So far only Mac OS X hosts and Windows hosts (bug #10063).
NAT: on name server changes force a reconnect of the virtual network cable to notify the guest (Mac OS X hosts only)
Mac OS X installer: keep previously installed Extension Packs on VirtualBox upgrade
Linux hosts / guests: Linux 3.11 fixes (bug #12001)
Solaris hosts: fixed a potential kernel panic caused due to unexpected preemption due to logging.
Windows hosts: fixed an issue with USB2 devices being inaccessible when plugged into USB3 ports.
Linux Additions: added PCI device identifier to vboxvideo.ko fixing DRI initialization under certain conditions (bug #11957)
Linux Additions: fixed udev detection in the init script with Linux 3.x kernels

Install VirtualBox 4.2.18 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

For ubuntu 13.04 users add the following line

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

For ubuntu 12.10 users add the following line

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

If you are running ubuntu 12.04 add the following line

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