Currently, is a synonym of , and is mentioned in some ~800 questions (plus its client tool virsh is mentioned in some ~200 questions that don't mention libvirt). The synonym has caused ~200 renames, so there are people trying to use it, but are unable to.

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You're right, we shouldn't synonymise specific tech to generic terms unless they are they only way of doing that. I don't believe that was the case even back in 2012 when this was first done.

Fixed the synonym. There are still libvirt posts using .

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