Ubuntu / Linux news and application reviews.

The Virtualbox (non-free - which doesn't mean it's free per se, but that it's proprietary) repository for Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat has been created today.

Along with the Ubuntu 10.10 repository, a new VirtualBox version has been released - 3.2.10 - which adds support for X.Org Server 1.9 for the guest additions (so you'll finally be able to use guest additions when running Ubuntu 10.10 in VirtualBox), along with many performance tweaks and bug fixes. See the full changelog here.

To add the Ubuntu 10.10 VirtualBox repository, simply copy/paste the following commands in a terminal:
echo "deb http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian maverick non-free #VirtualBox" | sudo tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list
wget -q http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian/oracle_vbox.asc -O- | sudo apt-key add -

Then, to install VirtualBox:
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install virtualbox-3.2

In case you don't know, you can use VirtualBox to install Linux as a guest OS inside Windows or the other way around, and so on without affecting the currently running OS. You can find more info @ Wikipedia.

Update: VirtualBox 4.0 is out and it uses a different repository. Also, some features have moved to an extension pack. See how to install VirtualBox 4.0 in Ubuntu from the new PPA.

Thanks to netbit73 for the info!