VirtualBox 4.2.16 released and ubuntu installation instructions included

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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 4.2.16

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

OVF/OVA: don't crash on import if no manifest is used (4.2.14 regression; bug #11895)
GUI: do not restore the current snapshot if we power-off after a Guru Mediation
Storage: fixed a crash when hotplugging an empty DVD drive to the VM
Storage: fixed a crash when a guest read from a DVD drive attached to the SATA controller under certain circumstances
EFI: don't fail with 64-bit guests on 32-bit hosts (bug #11456)
Autostart: fixed VM startup on OS X
Windows hosts: native Windows 8 controls
Windows hosts: restore native style on Vista 32
Windows hosts / guests: Windows 8.1 adaptions (bug #11899)
Mac OS X hosts: after removing VirtualBox with VirtualBox_Uninstall.tool, remove it from the pkgutil --pkgs list as well

Install VirtualBox 4.2.16 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 precise contrib

If you are running ubuntu 11.10 add the following line

deb oneiric contrib

Save and exit the file

Now install PGP key using the following command

wget -q -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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