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bhyve is described as '(pronounced "bee hive", formerly written as BHyVe) is a type-2 hypervisor that runs FreeBSD 9+, OpenBSD, Linux and MS Window desktop (versions Vista, 7, 8/8.1/8' and is an app in the network & admin category. There are more than 10 alternatives to bhyve for a variety of platforms, including Linux, Windows, Mac, NVIDIA vGPU and AMD MxGPU. The best alternative is VirtualBox, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like bhyve are QEMU, VMware Workstation Pro, Proxmox Virtual Environment and KVM (Kernel-based Virtual Machine).

bhyve alternatives are mainly Virtualization Tools but may also be Remote Desktop Tools. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of bhyve.
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bhyve (pronounced "bee hive", formerly written as BHyVe) is a type-2 hypervisor that runs FreeBSD 9+, OpenBSD,...

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  1. VirtualBox icon

    VirtualBox

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • Solaris

    VirtualBox is a powerful x86 and AMD64/Intel64 virtualization product for enterprise as well as home use.

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    VirtualBox Manager
  2. QEMU icon

    QEMU

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD

    QEMU (short for "Quick EMUlator") is a free and open-source hosted hypervisor that performs hardware virtualization.

    ⚫︎ PortableQEMU can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    ⚫︎ Support for scriptingQEMU supports scripts and macros to automate or customize tasks.
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    QEMU  with the free OS ReactOS


  3. VMware Workstation Pro Lets You Run Multiple Operating Systems as Virtual Machines (including Windows VMs) on a Single Windows or Linux PC.

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  4. Proxmox Virtual Environment icon

    Proxmox Virtual Environment

    • FreemiumOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • Android Tablet

    Proxmox Virtual Environment is a complete and easy to use Open Source virtualization platform for running Virtual Appliances and Virtual Machines.

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  5. 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.

    ⚫︎ Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsKVM (Kernel-based Virtual Machine) can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
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  6. Xen icon

    Xen

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    Xen.org, home of the Xen hypervisor, the powerful open source industry standard for virtualization. It is a native (bare-metal) hypervisor providing services that allow multiple computer operating systems to execute on the same computer hardware concurrently.

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  7. Windows Sandbox icon

    Windows Sandbox

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    a new lightweight desktop environment tailored for safely running applications in isolation.

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  8. VMware Fusion icon

    VMware Fusion

    • Free PersonalProprietary
    • Mac

    Seamlessly run your favorite Windows applications and devices, on any Intel-based Mac.

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  9. VMware vSphere Hypervisor icon

    VMware vSphere Hypervisor

    • Windows
    • Linux
    • NVIDIA vGPU
    • AMD MxGPU

    VMware vSphere Hypervisor ( based on ESXi ) is a free bare-metal hypervisor that virtualizes servers so you can consolidate your applications on less hardware.

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    UTM

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • iPhone
    • iPad

    UTM is a full featured system emulator and virtual machine host for iOS and macOS. It is based off of QEMU. In short, it allows you to run Windows, Linux, and more on your Mac, iPhone, and iPad.

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