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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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Gnome-boxes can not be installed on 12.04.

GNOME boxes has not been packaged due to dependency problems. If you want to try out the boxes, try compiling from the source.

For 12.10 and newer it can be installed by simply typing:

sudo apt-get install gnome-boxes

will work.

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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Installation on 12.10:

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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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