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    Portable Virtualbox Alternatives

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

    This page was last updated May 18, 2022
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    Portable-VirtualBox is a free and open source software tool that lets you run any operating system from a usb stick without...
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    1. VirtualBox is a powerful x86 and AMD64/Intel64 virtualization product for enterprise as well as home use.
      Most users think VirtualBox is a great alternative to Portable Virtualbox.
    2. QEMU (short for "Quick EMUlator") is a free and open-source hosted hypervisor that performs hardware virtualization.


    3. VMware Workstation Pro Lets You Run Multiple Operating Systems as Virtual Machines (including Windows VMs) on a Single Windows or Linux PC.
    4. 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.
    5. 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.


    6. 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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      Xen.org, home of the Xen hypervisor, the powerful open source industry standard for virtualization. It is a native (bare-metal) hypervisor providing services that allow multiple computer operating systems to execute on the same computer hardware concurrently.
    7. a new lightweight desktop environment tailored for safely running applications in isolation.
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      • Linux
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      VMware vSphere Hypervisor ( based on ESXi ) is a free bare-metal hypervisor that virtualizes servers so you can consolidate your applications on less hardware.
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      • Mac
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      Seamlessly run your favorite Windows applications and devices, on any Intel-based Mac.
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