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Install latest/stable of GNOME Boxes

Ubuntu 16.04 or later?

Make sure snap support is enabled in your Desktop store.

Install using the command line

sudo snap install gnome-boxes

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Virtualization made simple

Select an operating system and let Boxes download and install it for you in a virtual machine.


  • Download freely available operating systems.
  • Automatically install CentOS Stream, Debian, Fedora, Microsoft Windows, OpenSUSE, Red

Hat Enterprise Linux, and Ubuntu.

  • Create virtual machines from operating system images with a couple of clicks.
  • Limit the resources (memory and storage) your virtual machines consume from your system.
  • Take snapshots of virtual machines to restore to previous states.
  • Redirect USB devices from your physical machine into virtual machines.
  • 3D acceleration for some of the supported operating systems.
  • Automatically resize virtual machines displays to the window size.
  • Share clipboard between your system and virtual machines.
  • Share files to virtual machines by dropping them from your file manager into the Boxes window.
  • Setup Shared Folders between your system and virtual machines.

Details for GNOME Boxes

  • GPL-3.0-or-later

Last updated
  • 9 January 2024 - latest/stable
  • 2 January 2024 - latest/candidate


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