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v86 is described as 'emulates an x86-compatible CPU and hardware' and is a Virtualization tool in the network & admin category. There are more than 25 alternatives to v86, not only websites but also apps for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, Android and BSD. The best alternative is VirtualBox, which is both free and Open Source. Other great sites and apps similar to v86 are QEMU, VMware Workstation Pro, KVM (Kernel-based Virtual Machine) and Parallels Desktop.

This page was last updated Jun 29, 2022
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  • FreeOpen Source
  • Online

v86 emulates an x86-compatible CPU and hardware.

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  1. VirtualBox

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • Solaris

    VirtualBox is a powerful x86 and AMD64/Intel64 virtualization product for enterprise as well as home use.

  2. QEMU

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD

    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. 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.



  6. Boxes

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • BSD

    A simple GNOME application to access virtual systems. It is based on a design from Jon McCann and Jakub Steiner.

  7. Windows Sandbox

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    a new lightweight desktop environment tailored for safely running applications in isolation.

  8. VMware Fusion

    • Free PersonalProprietary
    • Mac

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

  9. Portable Virtualbox

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    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.

    Discontinued

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

  10. Qemu Simple Boot

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    Qemu Simple Boot lets you to Boot ISO images without having to burn them to disc first , it is is a portable freeware virtualization tool

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