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Why Spice?

Adequate user experience and the lack of a good solution for virtual machine remote access were what sparked the Spice project. To ensure that Spice is a success, the following project goals were set:
a). To deliver a high-quality user experience, similar to local machine, in LAN environments
b). To maintain low CPU consumption in order to have high VM density on the host
c). To provide high-quality video streaming and 3D

Why choose Spice?

Spice offers greater user experience and increased usability and reliability.
Spice has a lot more space to evolve.
Spice is open source.
Spice architecture is cross-platform, allowing for greater interoperability.

Under what license is Spice distributed?

Most of Spice sources are distributed under GPL v2. For some exceptions the project uses LGPL or BSD style licenses. Documents are distributed under Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 license.

How does Spice work?

Download Spice for Newbies for information on Spice basic architecture, components, and features.

How do I get Spice?

Refer to our Download page or the Spice User Manual.

How do I use Spice?

Download Spice User Manual for detailed information.

How can I contribute to Spice?

Your help and feedback are welcomed. If you are a Spice user, refer to the Support page. For developers, refer to the Developers page.

I built Spice server on a 32-bit machine and it failed. What can I do?

Building Spice server on 32-bit machine is not supported because Spice server is dependent on 64-bit atomic operations. However, you can build Spice client for a 32-bit machine by cding into client directory and executeing the make command from there.