Boxes is a simple GNOME 3 application to access remote or virtual systems. It is based on a design from Jon McCann and Jakub Steiner.

(Planned) 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

Use cases

  • Connect to a local virtual machine for testing.
  • Connecting to a work machine from home.
  • Connect to a work machine over a low quality cellular network.

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Get Gnome Boxes:

Gnome Boxes get git repository here. To clone the latest development version run:

git clone git://

Releases source tarballs are available here

Recently, Gnome Boxes released version 3.3.5. Ubuntu 12.04 can install it using this ppa:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:jbicha/dev
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install gnome-boxes