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Boxes is described as 'A simple GNOME application to access virtual systems. It is based on a design from Jon McCann and Jakub Steiner' and is a Virtualization tool in the network & admin category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Boxes for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, BSD and iPad. The best alternative is VirtualBox, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Boxes are VMware Workstation Pro, VMware Workstation Player, virt-manager and Parallels Desktop.

Boxes 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 Boxes.
This page was last updated Dec 24, 2021
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  • 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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  1. 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.

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



  3. VMware Workstation Player

    • Free PersonalProprietary
    • Windows
    • Linux

    VMware Workstation Player builds on the industry leading foundation of Workstation Pro, and delivers a streamlined user interface for creating and running operating systems and applications in a virtual machine.

  4. virt-manager

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • BSD

    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).

  5. 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.



  6. Windows Sandbox

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

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

  7. VMware Fusion

    • Free PersonalProprietary
    • Mac

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

  8. AQEMU

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • BSD

    AQEMU is GUI to QEMU and KVM emulators, written in Qt4.

  9. QEMU Manager

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    Qemu Manager is an easy to use management tool for the open-source QEMU emulator. It has a wealth of features for creating, managing and running multiple virtual machines.

    Discontinued

    The official website is no longer available. Last version, 7.0, released in April 2010, can be still downloaded from Download.com

  10. 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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