The box creation "Source Selection" screen for Boxes 3.5.
|Developer(s)||The GNOME Project|
|Stable release||3.20.2 (May 10, 2016) [±]|
|Preview release||3.21.3 (June 22, 2016[±])|
|Written in||C, Vala|
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, remote desktop client (over VNC), 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.
- Red Hat Virtual Machine Manager (virt-manager)
- VMware Workstation
- List of GNOME applications
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