Better late than never! Oracle has released version 7.0.0 Beta 1 of its VirtualBox virtualization software, and this release brings with it several major changes in terms of host OS support.
It has finally gained the ability to run Windows 11 as the host operating system.
The previous release, version 6.1.36 did not support Windows 11 hosts, though Microsoft’s latest has been supported as a guest since version 6.1.28. But while the guest template was present, the planned TPM passthrough was not available in that version.
This major change was announced in the user manual (PDF) of the new version, which makes clear note of support for Windows 11 21H2.
Alongside Windows 11, the new VirtualBox 7.0 Beta 1 also gains support for a range of alternat operating platforms from the computing world. There is macOS 11 (Big Sur) and macOS 12 (Monterey) from Apple, as well as Ubuntu 20.04 LTS and 22.04 LTS and Debian 11 for the Linux representation.
So, a pretty powerful release, as far as operating system support goes.
Of course, Oracle VM VirtualBox runs on a range of Windows versions as host operating systems, including 64-bit variants of Windows 8.1, Windows 10, and the newly supported Windows 11, alongside Window Server 2012, 2012 R2, 2016, 2019 as well as 2022.
You can download the program, which is now the only professional quality open-source virtualization solution available, below.