Oracle VirtualBox released beta version that supports Windows 11

Oracle VirtualBox has released version 7.0.0 beta 1, which supports Windows 11, macOS Big Sur, Monterey, and more.

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Oracle's VirtualBox 7.0.0 Beta 1 release brings with it several major changes in terms of operating system support. It finally got the ability to run on Windows 11 as the main operating system. The previous stable version of VirtualBox, which is 6.1.36, did not support Windows 11.

The change has been reported to user manual (PDF) of the new release that notes Windows 11 21H2 support. Alongside Windows 11, the new VirtualBox 7.0 Beta 1 supports macOS 11 (Big Sur) and macOS 12 (Monterey). On the Linux side, there is now support for Ubuntu 20.04 LTS and 22.04 LTS, as well as Debian 11.

The full changelog to support the new version is given below:

  • Windows hosts (64-bit):
    • Windows 8.1
    • Windows 10
    • Windows 11 21H2
    • Windows Server 2012
    • Windows Server 2012 R2
    • Windows Server 2016
    • Windows Server 2019
    • Windows Server 2022
  • macOS (64-bit) hosts:
    • 10.15 (Catherine)
    • 11 (Big Sur)
    • 12 (Monterey)
  • Linux mainframes (64-bit).
    • Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, 20.04 LTS and 22.04
    • Debian GNU/Linux 10 (“Buster”) and 11 (“Bullseye”)
    • Oracle Linux 6, 7 and 8
    • CentOS/Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 and 8
    • Fedora 35 and 36
    • Gentoo Linux
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise server 12 and 15
    • openSUSE Leap 15.3

Download: VirtualBox 7.0 Beta 1 | 107,0 MB (open source)
Download: VirtualBox 7.0 Beta Extension Pack | 18,0 MB
Projection: VirtualBox Homepage | VirtualBox 7.0 Changelog

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