Nemo Mobile running in a virtual machine

Nemo Mobile running in a virtual machine

As announced by Sage, there is now a test image of Nemo Mobile to run on a virtual machine. The instructions specify Virtualbox, but since I use VMware player I tried with that instead. BTW, if you don’t know what is Nemo Mobile take a look on the main wiki page.

Installation went smoothly as advertised. There are a couple of issues that I noticed right away, for example screen becomes blank when starting Terminal or trying to write an URL to Browser. Those might be due to virtual keyboard (Maliit), or something else. This was a pre-release anyway.. I will continue playing. Hint: swiping from the edge of screen with mouse will get you to main menu always.

I think providing VM image is a significant step for Nemo (and Mer Project) since it allows wider audience to experience the OS even if they don’t have a device to run the releases.

-Jukka