Downloading an new version every time you need to update isn't very user-friendly. I mean really, A LOT (even big and paid applications).
Therefore, the guest additions updates are also installed on the guest OS and not the host OS.This should get you the latest version of Virtualbox.This however, will not get you the updated Virtualbox Extension Pack.How can I do it without losing the OS I installed and the files inside? I currently have Virtual Box 4.0.8 on a Windows 7 64-bit machine and I installed the latest version of Ubuntu on Virtual Box.Don't worry, you won't loose your VMs (I just updated yesterday).I agree that the way how updates work currently is not very user friendly but I hope I made it clear that it is not as easy as it might appear first and without someone paying for this feature it will only have a low priority.
I'm new in Ubuntu and I don't know how to properly update Virtual Box on Ubuntu 12.10.
Virtual Box is an open source cross-platform virtualization software for x86 architecture, Which was developed by Oracle.
Virtual Box is an amazing software which have lot of features compare with other virtualization software such as VMware,etc.., and still development team hardly working on virtualbox to improve the stability.
On your Ubuntu / Linus guest, you will see notifications when Guest Additions update is available.
This notification will also appear if your Virtual Box on host OS is a more recent version compared to your Guest Additions installed on guest OS.
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