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    OpenVZ Alternatives

    OpenVZ is described as 'is container-based virtualization for Linux' and is a Virtualization App in the Network & Admin category. There are more than 25 alternatives to OpenVZ for a variety of platforms, including Linux, Windows, Mac, Online / Web-based and Self-Hosted solutions. The best alternative is VirtualBox, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like OpenVZ are Docker (Freemium, Open Source), QEMU (Free, Open Source), VMware Workstation Pro (Paid) and KVM (Kernel-based Virtual Machine) (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated May 17, 2021

    1. 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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    2. 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.


    3. Seamlessly run your favorite Windows applications and devices, on any Intel-based Mac.
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    4. 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

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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Android
      • AmigaOS
      • MorphOS
      Bochs is a highly portable open source IA-32 (x86) PC emulator written in C++, that runs on most popular platforms. It includes emulation of the Intel x86 CPU, common I/O devices, and a custom BIOS.
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      • FreemiumOpen Source
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • RadeonPro
      • NVIDIA vGPU
      • Nvidia Grid
      • AMD MxGPU
      (formerly XenServer) Citrix Hypervisor is a leading virtualization management platform optimized for application, desktop and server virtualization infrastructures.
      • FreemiumOpen Source
      • Self-Hosted
      SmartOS is a hypervisor lean enough to run entirely in memory, powerful enough to run as much as you want to throw at it. Provisioning is blindingly fast, thanks to zones and ZFS file system creation.
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    5. 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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    6. An industry-standard container runtime with an emphasis on simplicity, robustness and portability Containerd supports OCI images, is designed to work in concert with gRPC and comes with many container lifecycle management features.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      Multipass is a lightweight VM manager for Linux, Windows and macOS. It's designed for developers who want a fresh Ubuntu environment with a single command. It uses KVM on Linux, Hyper-V on Windows and HyperKit on macOS to run the VM with minimal overhead.
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