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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    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 / Cloud

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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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    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

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    Parallels Workstation

    + Professional-grade Virtualization for PCs: Simultaneously run a wide variety of Windows versions, Linux distributions, web stacks, database configurations, and...

    Commercial Windows Linux

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VMware Workstation Player Comments

Forces the user to give email address

Negative Comment by romanunfamilied
about VMware Workstation Player Dec 2016

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.

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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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