Thursday, January 20, 2011

How to Install Virtual box 3.2.10 in Ubuntu 10.10

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). See "About VirtualBox" for an introduction.

Presently, VirtualBox runs on Windows, Linux, Macintosh and OpenSolaris hosts and supports a large number of guest operating systems including but not limited to Windows (NT 4.0, 2000, XP, Server 2003, Vista, Windows 7), DOS/Windows 3.x, Linux (2.4 and 2.6), Solaris and OpenSolaris, and OpenBSD.

Oracle released VirtualBox 3.2.10 , a maintenance release of VirtualBox 3.2 which improves stability and fixes regressions. See the ChangeLog for details.

How to Install Virtual Box in Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick

Open a terminal and enter the following command to add the PPA

$sudo add-apt-repository "deb maverick non-free"

Now add the Verification Key

$ wget –q -O- | sudo apt-key add -

Now Update
$ sudo apt-get update

Install New Version

$ sudo apt-get install virtualbox-3.2