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    Qemu Simple Boot Alternatives

    Qemu Simple Boot is described as 'It is a generic machine emulator and virtualizer' and is a Virtualization tool in the network & admin category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Qemu Simple Boot for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, Online / Web-based and Android. The best alternative is VirtualBox, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Qemu Simple Boot are VMware Workstation Pro, VMware Workstation Player, Parallels Desktop and Windows Sandbox.

    Qemu Simple Boot is mainly a Virtualization Tool but alternatives to it may also be Remote Desktop Tools or Operating Systems. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Qemu Simple Boot.
    This page was last updated May 23, 2022
    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows
    It is a generic machine emulator and virtualizer.
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    1. 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 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.
    5. a new lightweight desktop environment tailored for safely running applications in isolation.

    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.


      It has not been updated since 2017 and does not work with any version of Virtualbox beyond v5.1.22.

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


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

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