VirtualBox 4.3.18 released and debian installation instructions included

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) version 2.

What is new in virtualbox 4.3.18

This is a maintenance release. The following items were fixed and/or added:

VMM: fixed a potential misbehavior after restoring the A20 state from a saved state
GUI: fixed full-screen mode mini-toolbar related regressions for different platforms and window managers (bug #13369)
GUI: X11: fixed full-screen mode Unity panels quirk caused by mini-toolbar code changes in last release (bug #13365)
GUI: X11: added possibility to use legacy full-screen mode as the new one can cause multi-screen issues under Unity, see the manual for more information (bug #13365)
GUI: Mac OS X: fixed full-screen mode artifact causing black screen when 3D acceleration was enabled on 10.10 Yosemite hosts (bug #13448)
GUI: Mac OS X: fixed regression in user-space swiping from/to VBox in full-screen mode
GUI: Mac OS X: fixed issue with switching to VBox in full-screen mode through Alt+Tab and Mission Control
Storage: fixed data corruption when resizing huge VHD images under certain circumstances (bug #11960)
Storage: fixed a rare hang during startup when the BIOS enumerates the storage devices attached to the SATA controller
Storage: follow the spec with AHCI interrupt acknowledge (bug #13474)
Storage: fixed broken iSCSI authentication (4.3.14 regression, bugs #13386, #13435)
NAT Network: properly parse port forwarding rules to allow UDP rules
USB: fixed a crash on Linux hosts with older Linux kernels (bug #13400) and several other fixes
ACPI: fixed ACPI timer anomalies (bug #12076)
Guest Control: fixed a memory leak (bug #13434)
Main: when removing a VM, do also remove the VBoxStartup.log file which might exist on Windows hosts (bug #13478)
Windows hosts: fixed more startup problems on certain Windows hosts due to conflicts with anti-virus software; better error reporting (4.3.14 regression; bug #13187)
Windows hosts: propagate the process startup information to the child process (4.3.14 regression; bug #13243)
Mac OS X hosts: don't force using the discrete GPU (bug #11111)
Windows Additions: some Windows 10 tweaks
X11 guests: fix a bug handling video driver display properties which prevented GNOME Shell on Fedora 21 from starting
Linux hosts / guests: fixed a few remaining warnings in the kernel log if memory allocation fails (bug #11171)

Install VirtualBox 4.3.18 on Debian wheezy/squeeze

Open the terminal and run the following commands

You need to edit /etc/apt/sources.list

# gedit /etc/apt/sources.list

For Debian Wheezy users add the following line

deb wheezy contrib

For Debian Squeeze users add the following line

deb squeeze contrib non-free

Save and exit the file

Now install PGP key using the following command

wget -q -O- | sudo apt-key add --

Update source list

# apt-get update

Install virtualbox

# apt-get install virtualbox-4.3

If you have problem with the above PPA you can download .deb package from here.Once you have deb package you can double click on it to install this package.

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