Hypervisors suitable for end-user machines

  • Phantomjs

    Free Mac Windows Linux Website

    PhantomJS is a headless WebKit with JavaScript API. It has fast and native support for various web standards: DOM handling, CSS selector, JSON, Canvas, and SVG.


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  • Microsoft Hyper-V Server

    Free Windows Linux Website

    Microsoft Hyper-V Server is a free product that delivers enterprise-class virtualization for your datacenter and hybrid cloud.


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  • virt-manager

    Free Linux BSD Gentoo Linux Fedora Debian ... OpenBSD Website

    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, their live performance & resource utilization statistics. Wizards enable the creation of new domains, and configuration & adjustment of a domain’s resource allocation & virtual hardware. An embedded VNC and SPICE client viewer presents a full graphical console to the guest domain.


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  • oVirt

    Free Linux Website

    oVirt is a virtualization management application. That means that you can use the oVirt management interface ( the oVirt engine) to manage hardware nodes, storage and network resources, and to deploy and monitor virtual machines running in your data center.

    If you are familiar with VMware products, it is conceptually similar to vSphere. oVirt serves as the bedrock for Red Hat's Enterprise Virtualization product, and is the "upstream" project where new features are developed in advance of their inclusion in that supported product offering.


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  • CoreOS

    Free Linux Website

    CoreOS is a new Linux distribution that has been rearchitected to provide features needed to run modern infrastructure stacks. The strategies and architectures that influence CoreOS allow companies like Google, Facebook and Twitter to run their services at scale with high resilience. We've implemented them correctly so you don't have to endure the slow, learn-as-you-go infrastructure building process.

    CoreOS can run on your existing hardware or on most cloud providers. Clustering works across platforms, making it easy to migrate parts of your gear over to CoreOS, or to switch cloud providers while running CoreOS.

    Check out the docs to get started and GitHub to view our code. Our developer newsletter is the best way to stay up to date on the latest developments. If you’re interested in working one-on-one with CoreOS engineers, we offer a paid pilot program with a sneak peek at new features.


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  • OpenVZ

    Free Linux Website

    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 applications do not conflict.

    Each container performs and executes exactly like a stand-alone server; a container can be rebooted independently and have root access, users, IP addresses, memory, processes, files, applications, system libraries and configuration files.


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  • Qubes OS

    Free Linux Fedora Xen Website

    A security-oriented operating system that uses "security by compartmentalization".


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  • Proxmox Virtual Environment

    Freemium Windows Linux Android Android Tablet Website

    Enterprise-class, open-source virtualization platform supporting container-based and full virtualization.


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  • LXC Linux Containers

    Free Linux Website

    Containers which offer an environment as close as possible as the one you'd get from a VM but without the overhead that comes with running a separate kernel and simulating all the hardware.


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  • Subgraph OS

    Free Linux OpenPGP Website

    Subgraph believes that the best way to empower people to communicate and live freely is to develop technology that is secure, free, open-source, and verifiably trustworthy.

    Subgraph OS is an important part of that vision.

    The Internet is a hostile environment, and recent revelations have made it more apparent than ever before that risk to every day users extends beyond the need to secure the network transport - the endpoint is also at risk.

    Subgraph OS was designed from the ground-up to reduce the risks in endpoint systems so that individuals and organizations around the world can communicate, share, and collaborate without fear of surveillance or interference by sophisticated adversaries through network borne attacks.

    Subgraph OS is designed to be difficult to attack. This is accomplished through system hardening and a proactive, ongoing focus on security and attack resistance. Subgraph OS also places emphasis on the integrity of installable software packages.

    Designed for Usability
    Subgraph believes that security and usability are not necessarily mutually exclusive. One of our objectives is ease of use, particularly for privacy tools, without compromising effectiveness.

    Subgraph OS is based on a foundation designed to be resistant to attacks against operating systems and the applications they run.

    Subgraph OS includes built-in Small Tor iconTor integration, and a default policy that sensitive applications only communicate over the Tor network.

    Secure Communication
    Subgraph OS ships with a new, more secure IM client, and an e-mail client configured by default for Small OpenPGP iconOpenPGP and Tor support.


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  • Unraid

    Commercial Linux Website

    An operating system for personal and small business use that brings enterprise-class features letting you configure your computer systems to maximize performance and capacity using any combination of applications, VMs, storage devices, and hardware.


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