VirtualBox 3 Adds Support for 3D Graphics

If this is the first time you’ve heard of VirtualBox, there’s a good chance it won’t be your last. The open-source virtual machine software, now owned by Sun, is giving the likes of VMWare Workstation a run for its money, and with the release of VirtualBox 3, the VM now supports experimental 3D graphics.
Not entirely new, developers have been slowly adding support for accelerated 3D graphics, and with the latest release, it’s possible to run Direct3D 8 and 9 games or applications. That’s in addition to OpenGL support.

Other new features and fixes include a revamped settings dialog, the addition of a minimalistic toolbar for seamless and full-screen mode, Windows 7 Remote Desktop Protocol client support, fixed TX checksum offloading for Linux kernal 2.16.8 or higher, fixed USB dongles issues, and lots more.

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