MobaLiveCD Alternatives

    MobaLiveCD is described as 'freeware that will run your Linux LiveCD on Windows thanks to the excellent emulator called "Qemu"'. There are more than 10 alternatives to MobaLiveCD for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, Android and iPhone. The best alternative is VirtualBox, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like MobaLiveCD are VMware Workstation Pro (Paid), VMware Workstation Player (Free Personal), Parallels Desktop (Freemium) and SliTaz (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated May 17, 2021

    1. VirtualBox is a powerful x86 and AMD64/Intel64 virtualization product for enterprise as well as home use.
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      MobaLiveCD tells you if Your USB is bootable. Virtualbox Does not.
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    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 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. 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. SliTaz is a free operating system, working completely in RAM and booting from removable media such as a CD-ROM or USB key. SliTaz is distributed as a LiveCD, and weighs less than 40MB. The system is quick and responsive, clean and robust.
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    6. 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.
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    7. Knoppix is an operating system based on Debian designed to be run directly from a CD / DVD (Live CD) or a USB key (Live USB), one of the first of its kind for any operating system. When starting a program, it is loaded from the removable medium and decompressed into a RAM drive.
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    8. Windows Sandbox has the following properties: Part of Windows – everything required for this feature ships with Windows 10 Pro and Enterprise. No need to download a VHD!
    9. Seamlessly run your favorite Windows applications and devices, on any Intel-based Mac.
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    10. 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.


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

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