Boxes, also known as GNOME Boxes is an application of the GNOME Desktop Environment, used to access remote or virtual systems.
History and functionality.
GNOME Boxes was initially introduced as beta software in GNOME 3.3 (development branch for 3.4) as of Dec 2011, and as a preview release in GNOME 3.4.
Its primary functions are as a virtual machine manager and remote filesystem browser, utilizing the libvirt, libvirt-glib, and libosinfo technologies.
This enables the viewing of remote systems and virtual machines on other computers in addition to locally-created virtual machines.
Boxes was originally developed by Marc-André Lureau, Zeeshan Ali, Alexander Larsson and Christophe Fergeau and is currently being maintained and developed by Zeeshan Ali.
View, access, and use:
remote virtual machines
local virtual machines
When technology permits, set up access for applications on local virtual machines
View, access, and use virtual machines on removable media
View, access, and use shared connection / machines
Upload / publish virtual machines
Search for connections
vala (not if building from release tarballs)
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