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How can I install the new virtual machine app Boxes (https://live.gnome.org/Boxes) in Ubuntu?

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If in case you change your mind, you can install it in a 12.04 system using a PPA.

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

For 12.10 and newer this is not necesary and simply typing:

sudo apt-get install gnome-boxes

will work.

Note that the PPA only has 3.3.5 as of writing. If you are looking to use a newer version, you can consider installing it from the source tarballs.

Do take note that the GNOME boxes is still very much in development.

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Update: Gnome boxes in the PPA is now deleted. We won't have GNOME boxes 3.4 for precise repo's because of dependency problem. If you want to try out the boxes, try compiling from the source. –  jokerdino Mar 31 '12 at 13:00
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Installation on 12.10:

Click on the button:

Install via the software center

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In Ubuntu 11.10? –  EApubs Mar 29 '12 at 14:49
installing it in 11.10 may cause problems ,thats why i mentioned 12.04 –  Tachyons Mar 29 '12 at 14:57
@EApubs see jokerdino's answer to this question, dependencies are a problem with GNOME boxes within 11.10 –  Thomas W. Mar 29 '12 at 15:10
NOTE: GNOME Boxes only runs on the amd64 version of Ubuntu at this time. –  iBelieve Nov 29 '12 at 1:32
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In ubuntu 13.10 amd64 just run (in a terminal):

sudo apt-get install gnome-boxes
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