Alternatives to Virtual PC for all platforms with any license

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    VirtualBox

    VirtualBox is a powerful x86 and AMD64/Intel64 virtualization product for enterprise as well as home use. Not only is VirtualBox an extremely feature rich, high performance product for enterprise customers, it is also the only...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD Solaris

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    VMware Workstation

    Discover the true power and flexibility of your desktop or laptop computer with VMware Workstation. Reduce hardware costs by 50% or more by running multiple operating systems simultaneously on a single physical PC. Automate and...

    Commercial Windows Linux

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    Docker

    Docker is an open-source engine that automates the deployment of any application as a lightweight, portable, self-sufficient container that will run virtually anywhere. Docker containers can encapsulate any payload, and will run...

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud Self-Hosted

  • VMware Workstation Player icon

    VMware Workstation Player

    VMware Workstation Player builds on the industry leading foundation of Workstation Pro, and delivers a streamlined user interface for creating and running operating systems and applications in a virtual machine.

    Free Personal Windows Linux

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    QEMU

    QEMU (short for "Quick EMUlator") is a free and open-source hosted hypervisor that performs hardware virtualization. QEMU is a hosted virtual machine monitor: It emulates central processing units through dynamic binary...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

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    Parallels Desktop

    Parallels Desktop gives Mac users the ability to run Windows, Linux or any other operating system and their critical applications at the same time as Mac OS X on any Intel-powered Mac Pro, iMac, Mac Mini, MacBook or MacBook Pro.

    Commercial Mac

  • KVM (Kernel-based Virtual Machine) icon

    KVM (Kernel-based Virtual Machine)

    KVM (for Kernel-based Virtual Machine) is a full virtualization solution for Linux on x86 hardware containing virtualization extensions (Intel VT or AMD-V). It consists of a loadable kernel module, kvm.ko, that provides the core...

    Open Source Linux

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    VMware Fusion

    Seamlessly run your favorite Windows applications and devices, on any Intel-based Mac. Built from the ground up for the Mac, VMware Fusion is the easiest way to switch to Mac—letting you bring all of your Windows applications with...

    Commercial Mac

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    virt-manager

    The virt-manager application is a desktop user interface for managing virtual machines through libvirt. It primarily targets KVM VMs, but also manages Xen and LXC (linux containers). It presents a summary view of running domains...

    Open Source Linux

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    Portable Virtualbox

    Portable-VirtualBox is a free and open source software tool that lets you run any operating system from a usb stick without separate installation. It unpacks and adjusts the paths and configuration of VirtualBox so it will run...

    Free Windows

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    Apache Mesos

    Apache Mesos is a cluster manager that simplifies the complexity of running applications on a shared pool of servers.

    Open Source Mac Linux

  • Kubernetes icon

    Kubernetes

    Kubernetes is an open source orchestration system for Docker containers. It handles scheduling onto nodes in a compute cluster and actively manages workloads to ensure that their state matches the users declared intentions. Using...

    Open Source Web / Cloud

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    Panamax

    Panamax is a containerized app creator with an open-source app marketplace hosted in GitHub. Panamax provides a friendly interface for users of Docker, Fleet & CoreOS. With Panamax, you can easily create, share and deploy any no...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud

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    BitBox

    The Virtual Environment for secured and comfortable Web Browsing: On the basis of a “Browser-in-the-Box” concept a virtual machine is provided with a reduced operating system and a web browser encapsulated therein. Malware can’t thus...

    Free Windows Linux

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    Deis

    Deis is an open source PaaS that leverages Docker, CoreOS and Heroku Buildpacks to provide a private application platform that is lightweight and flexible.

    Open Source Linux

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    clearVM

    clearVM, formerly Witsbits, enables you to set up your servers with virtualization and deploy virtual machines faster than ever before. It’s a complete virtualization solution with a self-upgrading hypervisor and cloud-based...

    Commercial Web / Cloud

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    OpenVZ

    OpenVZ is container-based virtualization for Linux. OpenVZ creates multiple secure, isolated Linux containers (otherwise known as VEs or VPSs) on a single physical server enabling better server utilization and ensuring that...

    Open Source Linux

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    Fig

    Fast, isolated development environments using Docker.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

    • Discontinued "Fig has been replaced by Docker Compose, and is now deprecated. The new documentation is on the Docker website."
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    JPC

    PC is the fast Java™ x86 PC emulator. Features: - 100% pure Java - Runs as an applet - Modular and customisable - Snapshot capability - Integrated debugger - Bulletproof security

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud

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    UCS Virtual Machine Manager

    UCS Virtual Machine Manager (UVMM) is an easy-to-use and powerful administration tool for KVM. It virtualizes Microsoft Windows, Univention Corporate Server (UCS) and other Linux distributions by centrally providing all the functions...

    Open Source Linux Univention Corporate Server

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    bochs

    Bochs is a highly portable open source IA-32 (x86) PC emulator written in C++, that runs on most popular platforms. It includes emulation of the Intel x86 CPU, common I/O devices, and a custom BIOS. Currently, Bochs can be compiled to...

    Open Source Windows Linux AmigaOS MorphOS

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    AQEMU

    AQEMU is GUI to QEMU and KVM emulators, written in Qt4. The program have user-friendly interface and allows to set up the majority of QEMU and KVM …

    Open Source Linux BSD

  • PetiteCloud

    PetiteCloud is a HyperVisor frontend for BSD. It has the following features: Support for bhyve (including linux support) and QEMU (software emulation only until the FreeBSD port of kqemu is fixed). Any x86 OS as a guest...

    Open Source BSD

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    Boot Camp

    Boot Camp is a utility by that assists users in installing Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, or GNU/Linux operating systems on Macs. Boot Camp guides users through non-destructive re-partitioning (including resizing of an existing...

    Free Mac

  • JavaQemu

    JavaQemu is a Graphical User Interface Front End for QEMU, written in Java.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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    QEMU Manager

    Qemu Manager is an easy to use management tool for the open-source QEMU emulator. It has a wealth of features for creating, managing and running multiple virtual machines. It also allows you to run...

    Free Windows

    • Discontinued The official website is no longer available. Last version, 7.0, released in April 2010, can be still downloaded from Download.com
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    VMWare Disk Mount

    The VMWare Disk Mount utility allows you to mount a VMDK file as a drive. VMWARE distributes a command line utility with no graphical interface (GUI). This is the graphical interface for the VMWare Disk Mount. This light-weight tool...

    Free Windows

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    VMX Builder

    VMX Builder is an application for creating vmx (VMware virtual machine configuration) and vmdk (VMware virtual hard disk) files.

    Free Windows

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    PCE

    PCE is a collection of microcomputer emulators. At the moment it contains three emulators: PCE/atarist is an Atari ST emulator. It emulates the various ST and Mega ST models. PCE/ibmpc is an IBM PC 5150 emulator. It emulates an...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • Qtemu icon

    Qtemu

    QtEmu is a graphical user interface for QEMU.

    Open Source Windows Linux BSD

  • Paragon Virtualization Manager icon

    Paragon Virtualization Manager

    A powerful tool to help you easily migrate a Windows-based computer to a virtual environment (P2V) of a major virtualization software vendor, regardless of how or where the computer is being backed up.

    Commercial Windows

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    FAUMachine

    FAUmachine is a virtual machine, similar in many respects to VMWare[tm], QEMU or Virtual PC[tm]. What distinguishes FAUmachine from these other virtual machines, are the following features: The FAUmachine virtual machine runs as a...

    Open Source Linux

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    Q (kju)

    Q is a free emulator software that runs on Mac OS X, including OS X on PowerPC. Q is Mike Kronenberg's port of the open source and generic processor emulator QEMU. Q uses Cocoa and other Apple technologies, such as Core Image and...

    Open Source Mac

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    VMLite XP Mode

    VMLite XP Mode offers similar functions as Microsoft Windows XP Mode, but doesn't require hardware virtualization. It allows you to run Windows XP at the same time from your desktop running on a different host operating system. ...

    Commercial Windows

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    VMLite VBoot

    VBoot allows you to boot a physical computer from a single virtual disk file in VHD/VMDK/VDI/Raw format. Each file contains a single operating system. It supports Windows 2000, Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7, 2003 Server, 2008 Server...

    Commercial Windows Linux

Virtual PC Comments

Virtual PC and "Windows XP Mode + Windows Virtual PC" is th ...

Comment by Thelle
about Virtual PC Jun 2011

Virtual PC and "Windows XP Mode + Windows Virtual PC" is the same and should be merged.

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I use this because MS gives free time limited VMs for older ...

Comment by s0me0ne
about Virtual PC Jun 2011

I use this because MS gives free time limited VMs for older versions of IE.

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