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We have tracked the following product recommendations or mentions on Reddit and HackerNews. They can help you see what people think about virt-manager and what they use it for.
  • Quickest and easiest VM solution?
    I'm using virt-manager. It's got some nice features. Https:// - Source: Reddit / 15 days ago
  • VirtualBox & LibreWolf on Bookworm
    I was using virtualbox a few years ago, made the switch to and never looked back. - Source: Reddit / 26 days ago
  • Is it possible to run a Windows 11 Virtual Machine on Linux?
    I use Virtual Machine Manager which is a front end GUI for QEMU/KVM. I haven't tried Win11, but perhaps you'll have luck with it? - Source: Reddit / about 1 month ago
  • Help with software selection for home server
    Sure, if that's what you want. There's virtmanager if you want a GUI to go with that. - Source: Reddit / about 1 month ago
  • How to imitate buying 10 laptops and 10 dongles on one PC?
    Virtual machines, but you'll need appropriate OS licensing for the guests. Virt-manager or Virtualbox, perhaps. - Source: Reddit / about 2 months ago
  • VirtualBox/GNOME Boxes Appreciation Post
    Eitehr from the cmd line or from your package manager, up to you. - Source: Reddit / about 2 months ago
  • Can I Install Microsoft Excel on Linux?
    I was in a similar spot as OP. The only solution that worked was VM - Virtual Machine Manager, with KVM and Samba. Happily using it for more than 6 months now. I wish I hadn't wasted time with Wine (no gripe with the app or the dev team; it just didn't work for the killer app I wanted). YMMV. - Source: Reddit / about 2 months ago
  • After tens of hours and a numerous amount of coffee, I proudly did it
    There's two nice frontends for qemu though, virt-manager and gnome boxes. - Source: Reddit / about 2 months ago
  • KDE on Virtualbox feels very clunky and sluggish
    I personally prefer virt-manager as graphical frontend. It will setup most stuff and you just need to tick/untick. - Source: Reddit / 2 months ago
  • How can I stop a VM from automatically logging out?
    Edit: I forgot to mention I'm using Virtual Machine Manager 2.2.1. - Source: Reddit / 2 months ago
  • Creating a Qemu Windows 10 VM on Linux
    Good to hear. I recommend Virtual Machine Manager as an alternative to VirtualBox. It simplifies the creation and use of qemu-based VMs, and is available in most distros. - Source: Reddit / 2 months ago
  • Box64 – Linux Userspace x86_64 Emulator Targeted at ARM64 Linux Devices
    > tried qemu, and spent many days trying to figure out the correct set of parameters It's really not that hard, once you get used to it. Or, if you rather not spend that precious time figuring it out, there is a GUI tool that would configure those parameters for you: Bonus: once started with virt-manager, run "ps ax | grep qemu", et voila - you have your qemu parameters, ready to copy-paste. - Source: Hacker News / 3 months ago
  • Need help with running OpenBSD on VirtualBox
    Brew & macports have libvirt & virt-manager that are used to manage qemu via GUI. - Source: Reddit / 4 months ago
  • Hypervisor resource requirements
    Speaking about oVirt and CentOS, oVirt is vSphere alternative on Linux. You can use vmm or cockpit to manage VMs on Linux (CentOS). - Source: Reddit / 4 months ago
  • QEMU issue | I am trying to use QEMU as VM, but I keep getting this error can someone help ?
    If you just want to get a VM up and don't care how, it would be easier if you used boxes or virt-manager. If you need to use qemu and no one is able to help here, you could ask on /r/virtualization. - Source: Reddit / 4 months ago
  • New to Endeavour OS Qtile and my first thoughts
    You mean the virtualization Boxes, right? What type of issues do you experience (without going into detail). I didn't use virtual machines for a long time and only recently played a bit around with virt-manager. If you have serious issues, you may want to look at - Source: Reddit / 4 months ago
  • Mayflash Magic-NS adapter - How to flash/update firmware on a Linux distro without using Windows?
    Use virtual machine manager it's in most repos. I meant to say QEMU is the actual virtualization interface which uses KVM for virtualization. - Source: Reddit / 5 months ago
  • Running Fedora 37 on QEMU x86_64 machine
    Or use virt-manager which is a GUI tool that allows you to create a VM with one-click. - Source: / 5 months ago
  • qemu/kvm bridge noob question
    The short answer is... Use "virtual machine manager" from here and (for wired bridging), add a network to your guest using the macvtap device. Point it at the host's *wired* NIC. - Source: Reddit / 6 months ago
  • Best Workstations to run ontop of Proxmox?
    But maybe proxmox isn't the right tool for what you're doing? You could install whatever your favorite distro is, load the KVM kernel module and run VMs just like you do in proxmox. You can use virt-manager to get a VirtualBox like GUI. - Source: Reddit / 6 months ago
  • Fedora's Gnome boxes questions.
    GNOME Boxes should provide sandboxing via QEMU options. Not sure if Boxes confines VMs with SELinux via sVirt as well - I know virt-manager does. - Source: Reddit / 8 months ago

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