Platform

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See also: How to install Multipass, Host, Driver

In Multipass, platform refers to the host computer’s operating system. This can be Windows, macOS, or Linux.

Feature disparities

While we strive to offer a uniform interface across the board, not all features are available on all platforms and there are some behavior differences:

Feature Only supported on… Notes
Windows terminal integration
  • Windows
This affects the setting client.apps.windows-terminal.profiles
File and URL launches
  • Linux
This affects the launch command.
Mounts
  • Linux
  • macOS
  • Windows (disabled by default)
On Windows, mounts can be enabled with the setting local.privileged-mounts.
This affects the mount, umount, and launch commands.
Extra networks (QEMU)
  • macOS
When using the QEMU driver, extra networks are only supported on macOS.
This affects the networks command, as well as --network and --bridged options in launch.
Drivers
  • Linux
  • macOS
  • Windows
Different drivers are available on different platforms.
This affects the local.driver setting.
See Driver - Feature disparities for further behaviour differences depending on the selected driver.
Bridging Wi-Fi networks
  • macOS
Wi-Fi networks are not shown in the output of the networks command on Linux and Windows.

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