Alternatives to VMware Workstation Player 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...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD Solaris

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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...

    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...

    Commercial Mac

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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...

    Commercial Mac

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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...

    Open Source Windows

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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...

    Open Source Linux

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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...

    Open Source Windows Linux AmigaOS MorphOS

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    MobaLiveCD

    MobaLiveCD is a freeware that will run your Linux LiveCD on Windows thanks to the excellent emulator called "Qemu". MobaLiveCD allows you to test your LiveCD...

    Open Source Windows

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    Boxes

    A simple GNOME 3 application to access remote or virtual systems. It is based on a design from Jon McCann and Jakub Steiner.

    Open Source Linux

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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...

    Open Source Linux

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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...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Web

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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...

    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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    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

VMware Workstation Player Comments

Forces the user to give email address

about VMware Workstation Player · ·

On first run it forces the user to give their email address for promoting emails...
...so it's unfair, and more importantly, unpleasant.

[Edited by Venom88, December 07]

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Product isn't free anymore

Comment by aaronfranke
about VMware Workstation Player · May 2015 ·

VMWare Player has been replaced by Player Pro, the original isn't available anymore.

[Edited by aaronfranke, October 28] The other guy is right, there is also a free version, they decided to split the product.

Now Is VMware Workstation Player, and It's free for personal use

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I first installed Microsoft Virtual PC, but it didn't work ...

Comment by Thelle
about VMware Workstation Player · Jun 2011 ·

I first installed Microsoft Virtual PC, but it didn't work on my computer.. Then I tried VirtualBox - and had the same problem.. VMware Player just worked first time - nice! A "like" from me!

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