Boxes is now part of Windows 10! This sounds amazing, and it is - albeit, to be honest, in an indirect way. Since this year’s “anniversary update”, Windows 10 features an optional Ubuntu Subsystem, which supports boxes natively. This is mostly thanks to @carnil, who maintains the Debian packages; and Debian being the foundation of Ubuntu. So, like I said, it is an indirect way, but still, we can’t help being a little proud of the fact!
The Ubuntu Subsystem is optional and thus needs to be activated manually. Microsoft provides a reasonably simple guide on how to do that. After starting a bash in the Ubuntu Subsystem, you can activate boxes by typing:
tsjensen@FRACTAL:~$ sudo su - [sudo] password for tsjensen: root@FRACTAL:~# apt-get install boxes Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done The following NEW packages will be installed: boxes Selecting previously unselected package boxes. Preparing to unpack .../boxes_1.1.1-3_amd64.deb ... Unpacking boxes (1.1.1-3) ... Processing triggers for man-db (22.214.171.124-1ubuntu1) ... Setting up boxes (1.1.1-3) ... root@FRACTAL:~#
Now, all boxes features are present:
Even the manual page is available: