I enjoy using GNOME Boxes for virtual machines so much! I've already written about how horrible the experience of trying to use Virtualbox or VMWare on Linux is, and that everything just works in Boxes.

Having used it for a couple of months now, it is still working without any issues and has some delightful features:

  • There is a "Send file.." option, where you can send a file to the guest VM without even having to install any plugins.
  • The "Share Clipboard" option means you can copy & paste between the host and the guest VM.
  • If you do install the SPICE plugins on the guest VM, you can start sharing folders without even having to reboot the VM

And while writing this post I just discovered that I can connect remotely over VNC to my Windows test laptops using Boxes as well!