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    77'''!VirtualBox 5.2''' (released 2017-10-18)[[BR]][[BR]] 
    88This is a major update. The following major new features were added: 
     9 * VM export to Oracle Cloud (OPC) 
     10 * Unattended guest installation (bug #5810; see the manual for more information) 
     11 * Overhauled VM selector GUI (improved tools VM / global tools handling, new icons) 
     12 * Added experimental audio support for video recording 
     13In addition, the following items were fixed and/or added: 
     14 * VMM: fixed reason for recent Linux kernels on also recent CPU models warning about "XSAVE consistency problem" 
     15 * GUI: Virtual Media Manager rework allowing to manage media attributes, like size, location, type and description 
     16 * GUI: Host-only Network Manager implemented to simplify managing corresponding networks and their attributes 
     17 * GUI: Snapshot Pane rework allowing to manage snapshot attributes, like name and description; reworked snapshot details which looks more clear, corresponds to VM Details pane and reflects current VM state difference according to last snapshot taken 
     18 * GUI: Audio settings extended with possibility to enable/disable audio input/output; corresponding changed were done to Audio and Video Capture settings pages; VM Devices menu and status-bar extended with corresponding actions and indicator as well 
     19 * GUI: improvements with accessibility support 
     20 * GUI: Fixed double mouse cursor when using mouse integration without Guest Additions, actually a Qt 5.6 bug fixed with QT 5.6.3 (Mac OS X hosts only; bug #15610) 
     21 * Audio: implemented (optional) device enumeration support for audio backends 
     22 * Audio: implemented support for host device callbacks (e.g. when adding or removing an audio device) 
     23 * Audio: HDA emulation now uses asynchronous data processing in separate threads 
     24 * Audio: implemented ability to enable or disable audio input / output on-the-fly 
     25 * Storage: implemented support for CUE/BIN images as CD/DVD media including multiple tracks 
     26 * Storage: implemented support for the controller memory buffer feature for NVMe 
     27 * Storage: first milestone of the I/O stack redesign landed 
     28 * E1000: Fix for Windows XP freeze when booting with unplugged cable 
     29 * NAT network: do not skip some port forwarding setup when multiple VMs are active (Windows hosts only; bug #17041) 
     30 * Serial: fixed extremely rare misbehavior on VM poweroff 
     31 * EFI: better video mode handling, supporting custom video modes and easier configuration (bug #6783) 
     32 * BIOS: properly report floppy logical sectors per track for unusual formats 
     33 * BIOS: update ATA disk parameter table vectors only if there is actually a corresponding ATA disk attached 
     34 * PXE: speed up booting by better handling pending packets when the link is not up yet 
     35 * VBoxManage: handle CPUID sub-leaf overrides better 
     36 * Windows Additions: fix several 3D related crashes 
     37 * Solaris hosts: allow increasing MTU size for host-only adapter to 9706 bytes to support jumbo frames 
     38 * Linux Additions: on systems using systemd, make sure that only the Guest Additions timesync service is active 
     39 * many unlisted fixes and improvements 

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