Boxes is an application of the GNOME DE, used to access remote or virtual systems.

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 possesses the ability to easily create local virtual machines from a standard disk image file, such as an ISO image while requiring minimum user input.
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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.

 

Features.

    View, access, and use:
        remote machines
        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
    Share connections?
    Upload / publish virtual machines
    Select favorites
    Search for connections

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Requirements.

    Build-time:
        libvirt-glib
        qemu
        libosinfo
        gudev
        vala (not if building from release tarballs)
        gtk+
        clutter-gtk
    Run-time:
        shared-mime-info

 

Download.

 

 

Screenshots.

 

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