VirtualBox 6.0 Released, Greatly Improved HiDPI Support

December 20, 2018

Virtualbox

Oracle announced new major Virtualbox 6.0.0 a few days ago with many new features and various bug-fixes.

Virtualbox 6.0 release highlights:

  • Implemented support for exporting virtual machine to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure
  • Greatly improved HiDPI and scaling support
  • Rework of user interface
  • A new file manager enabling user to control the guest file system and copy files between host and guest.
  • Major update of 3D graphics support for Windows guests, and VMSVGA 3D graphics device emulation on Linux
  • Added support for surround speaker setups
  • Added utility vboximg-mount on Apple hosts
  • Added support for using Hyper-V as the fallback execution core on Windows host
  • Support for Linux 4.20.

How to Install Virtualbox 6.0 in Ubuntu:

For all current Ubuntu releases, you can either download the official .deb binary from the link below:

Download Virtualbox for Linux

or install VBox from its official apt repository:

1. Open terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T), paste below command and run to add the repository:

sudo sh -c 'echo "deb [arch=amd64] http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian $(lsb_release -sc) contrib" >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/virtualbox.list'

For Linux Mint, you HAVE to replace $(lsb_release -sc) in the command with bionic for Mint 19.x, or xenial for Mint 18.x.

2. Then download and install the repository key via command:

wget -q https://www.virtualbox.org/download/oracle_vbox_2016.asc -O- | sudo apt-key add -

3. Refresh system package cache via command:

sudo apt update

4. Finally install Virtualbox 6.0:

sudo apt install virtualbox-6.0

Uninstall:

To remove it, simply run command in terminal:

sudo apt remove --autoremove virtualbox-6.0

And go to Software & Updates -> Other Software to remove apt repositories.

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One response to VirtualBox 6.0 Released, Greatly Improved HiDPI Support

  1. Hi,

    I’ve tried 6, but the virtualbox ui is still very small.