|Developer(s)||The GNOME Project|
41.1 / 18 September 2021
41.alpha / 9 July 2021
|Written in||C, Vala|
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 were as a virtual machine manager, remote desktop client (over VNC), and remote filesystem browser, utilizing the libvirt, libvirt-glib, and libosinfo technologies. This enabled 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. As of version 40, the remote connection functionality has been moved to the separate application, GNOME Connections.
- Red Hat Virtual Machine Manager (virt-manager)
- VMware Workstation
- List of GNOME applications
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