Virtualbox 4.0.8 is Released!, How To Install it in Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal?

Developed by Oracle (same company which is responsible for major GNU/Linux distributions common decision for dumping OpenOffice) Virtualbox is one of the most widely used Virtualisation software without a doubt. Although virtualisation has its own good and bad aspects, but in general it can help to bring together more than one operating systems/software on a sever/s which otherwise requires different servers to run those applications resulting a much higher maintenance cost.

Anyway, back to the main topic. Few hours ago Oracle released an update to their Virtualbox app which makes it now the 4.0.8, version. And if you use GNU/Linux Virtualisation with Virtualbox, then it is recommended to update to this latest version, according to the official Oracle changelog.

Running MS Windows XP in a GNU/Linux desktop!...

As you can see in the "list", not just improved stability and security fixes but it seems to include few Gnome 3/Shell and Ubuntu 11.04 related compability issues as well.

If you use Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal, then you can install Virtualbox 4.0.8 by issuing the below command and follow the instructions on your screen.
sudo -v
echo "deb $(lsb_release -sc) contrib" | sudo tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list
wget -q -O- | sudo apt-key add -
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install virtualbox-4.0

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