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Boot Camp Alternatives

Boot Camp is described as 'utility by that assists users in installing Windows 10 on Macs' and is an app in the os & utilities category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Boot Camp for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, BSD and Android. The best alternative is VirtualBox, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Boot Camp are QEMU, KVM (Kernel-based Virtual Machine), Parallels Desktop and Boxes.

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  • FreeProprietary
  • Mac

Boot Camp is a utility by that assists users in installing Windows 10 on Macs.

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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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  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. 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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  4. 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 macOS. Parallels Desktop is optimized for Intel and Apple M1 chip.

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  5. Boxes icon

    Boxes

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • BSD

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

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  6. 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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    Portable Virtualbox

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    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 portably.

    ⚫︎ PortablePortable Virtualbox can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    Discontinued

    It has not been updated since 2017 and does not work with any version of Virtualbox beyond v5.1.22.

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  8. UTM icon

    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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  9. Qemu Simple Boot icon

    Qemu Simple Boot

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    Qemu Simple Boot lets you to Boot ISO images without having to burn them to disc first , it is is a portable freeware virtualization tool

    ⚫︎ PortableQemu Simple Boot can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    MobaLiveCD

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

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

    ⚫︎ PortableMobaLiveCD can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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