Alternatives to Parallels Desktop for all platforms with any license

  • AQEMU

    AQEMU is GUI to QEMU and KVM emulators, written in Qt4. The program have user-friendly interface and allows to set up the majority of QEMU and KVM …

    Free Open Source Linux BSD

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  • QEMU Manager

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

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

    Free Windows

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  • MobaLiveCD

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

    Free Open Source Windows

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  • XPC-ng

    Turnkey Open Source Hypervisor Based on XenServer, XCP-ng is the result of massive cooperation between individuals and companies, to deliver a product without limits....

    Free Open Source Linux

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  • JPC

    PC is the fast Java™ x86 PC emulator. Features: - 100% pure Java - Runs as an applet - Modular and customisable - Snapshot capability - Integrated...

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux Web

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  • WinConn

    WinConn simplifies creation, management and desktop integration of remote windows applications in Ubuntu Linux. It uses RemoteApp technology, implemented by FreeRDP...

    Free Open Source Linux

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  • Karton

    Run Linux programs on macOS, a different Linux distro, or a different architecture.

    Free Open Source Mac Linux

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  • WinOnX

    Run your Windows applications on OSX without the need of buying a Windows license. Well, you even do not need to install Windows. Just download WinOnX and you are...

    Commercial Mac

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  • JavaQemu

    JavaQemu is a Graphical User Interface Front End for QEMU, written in Java.

    • Discontinued Website states: "This project is no longer active because I stopped playing with Java since a long time."

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • Qtemu

    QtEmu is a graphical user interface for Qtemu.

    • Discontinued The project is unmaintained and the last release was on November 12th, 2007.

    Free Open Source Windows Linux BSD

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  • PCE

    PCE is a collection of microcomputer emulators. At the moment it contains three emulators: PCE/atarist is an Atari ST emulator. It emulates the various ST and Mega ST...

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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  • VMLite XP Mode

    VMLite XP Mode offers similar functions as Microsoft Windows XP Mode, but doesn't require hardware virtualization. It allows you to run Windows XP at the same time...

    Commercial Windows

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How to stop Parallels from asking you to register

Comment by OmgItsTheSmartGuy
about Parallels Desktop · Sep 2011 · Helpful Not helpful 2 Helpful Report as spam

I get a popup from Parallels Desktop asking me to register every time I reboot my computer, and it's annoying as hell. Here's how to disable it. http://forum.parallels.com/showpost.php?p=441726&postcount=5

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Comment by ShiroiSame
about Parallels Desktop · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful 1 Helpful Report as spam

Parallels 5 completely freeze my MacBook! I'll move to vmware...

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RAM

Comment by User8860227
about Parallels Desktop · Sep 2013 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

Make sure you have enough RAM before do virtualization!

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Comment by docandreore
about Parallels Desktop · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

Worked great for me since version 4. Latest version 6 is even faster and much better. I never tried Fusion, so I have no idea if it is any better than Parallels, but I did try VirtualBox and I could not even install Windows XP on that. Parallels all the way for me.

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