A key improvement in the new branch is the implementation of work in paravirtualization mode that involves use of the guest system, modified for closer interaction with the hypervisor and uses special drivers instead of emulating the hardware. Work in paravirtualization mode makes it possible to significantly raise the performance of the guest. Mode is available for guest systems with Linux and Windows.
Supports copying files and directories between a guest and a host in drag'n'drop mode. Supported on all host platforms and guest operating systems Windows, Linux and Solaris;
The ability to encrypt disk images, which ensures data protection during operation of the virtual machine and during storage. Encryption of virtual hard disk is performed in transparent mode using AES algorithm with 256-bit keys;
Providing guest performed with the involvement of hardware virtualization mechanisms, the possibility of using extended instruction sets such as SSE 4.1, SSE4.2, AES-NI, POPCNT, rdrand kernel, RDSEED, XSAVE, AVX and AVX2;
In the virtual xHCI controller added support for devices with interface USB 3.0. Thus, the guest system can now work with USB 1.1, 2.0 and 3.0;
The new modular architecture of the audio subsystem, providing a higher level of abstraction relative to the audio backend host systems. For the guest Linux systems include various types of audio codecs AC97 that allows ALSA to correctly determine the bandwidth;
In the GUI added support for scaling a display output in a guest operating system, including when using 3D acceleration;
A new section of the Configurator to configure the menu and status bars;
New tab to configure settings for the encryption of disk images;
Screen support ultra-high resolution (HiDPI)
Hot plugging SATA drives and USB storage.
Support for serial port forwarding via TCP socket.
Support network framework in Windows NDIS6;
Installation into Linux Mint 15/16/17/17.1/17.2:
1. Before installing the new version of Virtualbox 5.0, you must first remove the previous version from your system:
sudo apt-get remove virtualbox virtualbox-4.* virtualbox-5.0
2. Download Virtualbox 5.0 and Extension Pack from the link below from the official site:
Download Virtualbox 5.0
VirtualBox 5.0 Oracle VM VirtualBox Extension Pack
For Linux Mint 17.2/17.1/17/16 use string Ubuntu 14.04 ("Trusty") / 14.10 ("Utopic") / 15.04 ("Vivid"), select i386 for 32 bit or amd64 for 64-bit systems.
3. After you have downloaded the package, install Virtualbox 5.0, then install the Extension Pack.
Optional. In addition, to receive future updates and fixes in VirtualBox 5.0 using the Update application, you can add the official repository Virtualbox for Linux. If the repository has been added, skip this step).
According to your distribution, replace 'vivid' by 'utopic', 'trusty', 'raring', 'quantal', 'precise', 'lucid', 'jessie', 'wheezy', or 'squeeze'.
sudo sh -c 'echo "deb http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian vivid contrib" >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/virtualbox.list'
Adding keys to the repository:
wget -q https://www.virtualbox.org/download/oracle_vbox.asc -O- | sudo apt-key add -