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VirtualBox Alternatives for BSD

There are many alternatives to VirtualBox for BSD if you are looking for a replacement. The best BSD alternative is QEMU, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to VirtualBox and seven of them are available for BSD so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting BSD alternatives to VirtualBox are virt-manager, Boxes, bhyve and AQEMU.

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    QEMU

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD

    QEMU (short for "Quick EMUlator") is a free and open-source hosted hypervisor that performs hardware virtualization.

    QEMU  with the free OS ReactOS
    QEMU vs VirtualBox opinions
    Almost everyone thinks QEMU is a great alternative to VirtualBox.

    It runs faster than virtualbox using KVM. Also is better suited for production level.

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    It also performs hardware visualization

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    arpeters

    It is supported by various frontends such as Virt Manager and AQEMU.

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    It doesn't have a GUI to manage like Virtualbox or VMware. That's problematic.

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    virt-manager

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • BSD

    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).

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    virt-manager vs VirtualBox opinions
    Almost everyone thinks virt-manager is a great alternative to VirtualBox.

    virt-manager with kvm/libvirtd is as powerfull as virtualbox, but much much more faster.

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    arpeters

    Fully open source alternative to VirtualBox available in Debian repository. I don't trust VirtualBox anymore since it was excluded from Debian main.

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    zinz

    this is not vm but a vm manager.

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    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.

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    Boxes vs VirtualBox opinions
    Most users think Boxes is a great alternative to VirtualBox.

    This is a virtual machine manager, not virtualization software

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    bhyve

    • FreeOpen Source
    • BSD
    • FreeBSD

    bhyve (pronounced "bee hive", formerly written as BHyVe) is a type-2 hypervisor that runs FreeBSD 9+, OpenBSD, Linux and MS Window desktop (versions Vista, 7, 8/8.1/8.

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    AQEMU

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • BSD

    AQEMU is GUI to QEMU and KVM emulators, written in Qt4.

    AQEMU General Tab


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    QtEmu

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD

    QtEmu is a graphical user interface for QEMU.

    Discontinued

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

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  7. PetiteCloud

    • FreeOpen Source
    • BSD

    PetiteCloud is a HyperVisor frontend for BSD. It has the following features:.

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