VirtualBox 7.0 has been released with DXVK and Secure Boot Support, Full Encryption, and More

VirtualBox 7.0 has been released with DXVK and Secure Boot Support, Full Encryption, and More ...

VirtualBox 7.0 is the latest stable series of its free, open-source, and cross-platform virtualization software for GNU/Linux, Solaris, macOS, and Windows systems.

Highlights of VirtualBox 7.0 include initial support for fully encrypted virtual machines via command-line (inclusive the configuration logs and saved states), new 3D support based on DXVK for GNU/Linux, Solaris, and macOS hosts, Secure Boot support when using EFI boot, virtual TPM 1.2 and TPM 2.0 devices.

VirtualBox 7.0 has brought new themes to the graphical interface, including new notifications center for errors and other core features, a new assist viewer widget to get more easily access the help manual, and a new virtual machine wizard to allow guests to get a guest OS installation.

The GUI also has a new feature similar to a top or resource monitor that records performance statistics, such as CPU usage, RAM usage, disk I/O rate, etc. of running guest VMs, a new option to disable the hosts screensaver, improved mouse handling on multi-monitor setups on X11, improved global preferences, machine settings and wizards, improved overall accessibility, and improved behavior of the virtual machine list.

VirtualBox 7.0 has improved the audio recording feature, and OGG Vorbis is now used as the default audio format for WebM containers rather than Opus. On the other hand, there is a new default host driver type to make it possible to move virtual machines between different platforms without having to explicitly change the audio driver.

VirtualBox 7.0 has provided initial support for routine guest additions for Linux guest machines, as well as the ability to wait for the guest VM to reboot when updating Guest Additions via VBoxManage, and a new waitrunlevel sub-command in Guest Control to allow the guest VM to reach certain run levels.

This release further adds the EHCI and XHCI USB controller devices to the open source base package, improves guest debugging via GNU Debugger (GDB) and improves cloud networking capabilities.

VirtualBox 7.0 is now available on the official website for a number of GNU/Linux distributions. I strongly recommend using the universal binary installer for all distributions. Finally, you can always download and install the Oracle VM VirtualBox Extension Pack for a complete virtualization experience.