Oracle Adds Initial Linux Kernel 4.17 Support to Its Latest VirtualBox Release: Oracle announced today the release and immediate availability of the VirtualBox 5.2.12 maintenance update to the company’s open-source and cross-platform virtualization software.
Coming only three weeks after VirtualBox 5.2.10, the VirtualBox 5.2.12 release appears to be a minor bugfix update that only addresses a possible data corruption in the Serial component, which could occur when data was sent under specific circumstances, and fixes starting and stopping of video recording.
But there’s also good news for Linux users, as VirtualBox 5.2.12 is the first stable release of the popular virtualization software to add initial support for the upcoming Linux 4.17 kernel, which is currently under development with an RC4 milestone out the door last week. Linux kernel 4.17 should be hitting the streets early next month.
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