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    UTM is described as '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' and is a Virtualization Tool in the Network & Admin category. There are more than 50 alternatives to UTM for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, BSD and Online / Web-based. The best alternative is VirtualBox, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like UTM 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 Apr 4, 2022
    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • iPhone
    • iPad
    UTM is a full featured system emulator and virtual machine host for iOS and macOS. It is based off of QEMU. In short, it...
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    1. VirtualBox is a powerful x86 and AMD64/Intel64 virtualization product for enterprise as well as home use.
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      edmundlaugasson Does not work with Apple M1 CPU, hopefully yet....
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    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. The virt-manager application is a desktop user interface for managing virtual machines through libvirt. It primarily targets KVM VMs, but also manages Xen and LXC (linux containers).
    7. 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.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      • BSD
      A simple GNOME application to access virtual systems. It is based on a design from Jon McCann and Jakub Steiner.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      More, 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.
    8. a new lightweight desktop environment tailored for safely running applications in isolation.
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