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Free VMware Workstation Player Alternatives

The best free alternative to VMware Workstation Player is VirtualBox, which is also Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to VMware Workstation Player and many of them is free so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting free alternatives to VMware Workstation Player are QEMU, KVM (Kernel-based Virtual Machine), virt-manager and Parallels Desktop.

VMware Workstation Player alternatives are mainly Virtualization Tools but may also be Web Browsers. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of VMware Workstation Player.
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  • Windows
  • Linux

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  1. Qemu Simple Boot icon

    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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    UTM

    • 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 allows you to run Windows, Linux, and more on your Mac, iPhone, and iPad.

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    MobaLiveCD

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

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

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    QEMU Manager

    • 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.

    Discontinued

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

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    GreenVBox

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    Just a Portable VirtualBox Pack.

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    bochs

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • AmigaOS
    • MorphOS

    Bochs is a highly portable open source IA-32 (x86) PC emulator written in C++, that runs on most popular platforms. It includes emulation of the Intel x86 CPU, common I/O devices, and a custom BIOS.

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    Multipass

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Multipass is a lightweight VM manager for Linux, Windows and macOS. It's designed for developers who want a fresh Ubuntu environment with a single command. It uses KVM on Linux, Hyper-V on Windows and HyperKit on macOS to run the VM with minimal overhead.

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    OpenVZ

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    OpenVZ is container-based virtualization for Linux.

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  9. GNURoot Debian provides a method for you to install and use Debian and its associated applications/packages alongside Android.

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    FAUMachine

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    FAUmachine is a virtual machine, similar in many respects to VMWare[tm], QEMU or Virtual PC[tm]. What distinguishes FAUmachine from these other virtual machines, are the following features:

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