Virtual PC Alternatives

    Virtual PC is described as 'powerful software virtualization solution that allows you to run multiple PC-based operating systems simultaneously on one workstation, providing a safety net to maintain compatibility with legacy applications while you migrate to a new operating system' and is a popular app in the Network & Admin category. There are more than 25 alternatives to Virtual PC for a variety of platforms, including Linux, Windows, Mac, BSD and Online / Web-based. The best alternative is VirtualBox, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Virtual PC are Docker (Freemium, Open Source), QEMU (Free, Open Source), VMware Workstation Pro (Paid) and VMware Workstation Player (Free Personal).

    This page was last updated Feb 7, 2017

    1. UCS Virtual Machine Manager (UVMM) is an easy-to-use and powerful administration tool for KVM.
    2. clearVM, formerly Witsbits, enables you to set up your servers with virtualization and deploy virtual machines faster than ever before.
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    3. A powerful tool to help you easily migrate a Windows-based computer to a virtual environment (P2V) of a major virtualization software vendor, regardless of how or where the computer is being backed up.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      FAUmachine is a virtual machine, similar in many respects to VMWare[tm], QEMU or Virtual PC[tm].
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • BSD
      QtEmu is a graphical user interface for Qtemu.

      Discontinued

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

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    4. PetiteCloud is a HyperVisor frontend for BSD. It has the following features: Support for bhyve (including linux support) and QEMU (software emulation only until the FreeBSD port of kqemu is fixed).
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      JavaQemu is a Graphical User Interface Front End for QEMU, written in Java. JavaQemu works with JRE 1.7/1.8 and MS Windows OS. Since version 0.0.4a15, JavaQemu works with JRE 1.6 or Linux OS/Mac OS, too.

      Discontinued

      Website states: "This project is no longer active because I stopped playing with Java since a long time."

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    5. 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 from your desktop running on a different host operating system.
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    6. VMLite Workstation is a virtualization component, that allows you to run more than one operating system (OS) at the same time on a single physical computer. For example, you can simultaneously run Windows XP on a PC that is already running Windows 7.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      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 models. PCE/ibmpc is an IBM PC 5150 emulator. It emulates an IBM PC 5150 or an IBM PC/XT 5160.
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