As you know, in GNOME, we’re committed to bringing you the easiest, most beautiful, and most advanced operating system in the world today. A major part of this effort, now, is to build a suite of amazing core applications that provide the operating system key or essential features. Today, I’d like to talk about our goals for one of these apps. It is just the earliest stages but here’s a taste of where we’d like to go.
I’m pleased to introduce you to…
“Absolutely, Positively Anytime”
Boxes is designed to be the easiest way to use or connect to applications running on another Windows, Mac, or Linux system. Whether the system is virtual and local, a home computer you need to access from the road, or a centrally hosted corporate login — we’ll get you there.
We’re taking a different approach. We’re focusing on you. Your stuff. Your work. Your time. Leave it to us to worry about whether the system is local or remote and keep your mind on your task. The user experience is streamlined to keep you focused on your content. Anytime, anywhere.
What can Boxes do for you?
If you are reading this post you are very likely a GNOME contributor in some way. So, that’s where I’ll begin.
If you are involved in designing, developing, translating, documenting, testing or any of many other crucial activities responsible for producing the next kick-ass version of GNOME you need to be working with the supple green and tender new growth. And here’s the thing about the supple tip; it ain’t always good for standing. We want GNOME to have built-in support for bridging this gap. It needs to be dead easy for us to participate in the future of GNOME. Running the latest git master in a Boxes virtual machine is a great way to do this. We want to invite a new generation of readers to become leaders.
Perhaps you are an application designer or developer. We want to make it simple as pie for you to try out the competition on other systems. We know you can do it best.
Perhaps you are a web developer and need to ensure your site renders correctly on a variety of platforms. Or occasionally need to use that ugly proprietary program your client makes you use. Don’t spend money and effort on keeping separate systems running. Run them all in Boxes.
Are you a system administrator with that one last expensive, stodgy, and hard to update proprietary app blocking your migration to free software? Box it up.
Are you excited to finally try out GNOME and experience the best of open source but worried about leaving your old familiar system behind? Take it with you. And use it anytime, anywhere…
Without the fuss.
“When you absolutely, positively, got to kill every motherf***** in the room”
We don’t aim to do it better. We aim to do it best. With the power of Linux KVM based virtualization, the efficiency of the SPICE protocol, and the elegance and ease of use of GNOME — accept no substitutes.