Today, June 28, 2016, Oracle has announced the general availability of the VirtualBox 5.0.24 virtualization software for all supported platforms, including GNU/Linux, Mac OS X, and Microsoft Windows.
VirtualBox 5.0.24 arrives less than two weeks since the release of the previous maintenace update,, which means that it’s a small release fixing some of the regressions introduced by VirtualBox 5.0.22, as well as various other bugs reported by users.
According to the release notes, VirtualBox 5.0.24 adds better support for Linux kernel 4.6 or later on GNU/Linux hosts, fixes the graphical user interface (GUI) to work on the Solaris 10 operating system, and addresses a regression from VirtualBox 5.0.22 by re-implementing the old I/O-APIC cod.
“This means that the networking performance with certain guests will drop to the 5.0.20 level,” said the Oracle VirtualBox developers in today’s announcement. “One workaround is to disable GRO for Linux guests.”
Oracle, , and operating systems via our website. For your reading pleasure, we’ve also attached below the full changelog, so you can see what’s new in this update. In the meantime, please update your VirtualBox installation as soon as possible.