Want to easily upgrade to the latest version of virtual machine application ‘Virtualbox’?
You now can using the following small script by Gnome-look user NikolaiRach1.
VirtualBox 4.0 was released just before Christmas and brings with it many changes worthy of upgrading for: a new GUI, ‘extensions’ support, scale display mode, more virtual hardware, and a slew of fixes and enhancements to existing features.
The script is simple in purpose: it adds the official Oracle Virtualbox repository, updates and then installs Virtualbox 4.0. No .debs, .tar.gz, no hassle.
How to upgrade/install VirtualBox 4 in Ubuntu
- Download the .tar.gz [here] and extract it to your desktop
- Run the script by double clicking on it and selecting ‘Run in Terminal’
- Once completed Virtualbox 4.0 will launch. You are then free to delete the ‘.vbox-extpack‘ from your desktop