Free VMware Workstation Player Alternatives

    The best free alternative to VMware Workstation Player is VirtualBox, which is both free and 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 (Free, Open Source), KVM (Kernel-based Virtual Machine) (Free, Open Source), virt-manager (Free, Open Source) and Portable Virtualbox (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated May 17, 2021

    1. It is a generic machine emulator and virtualizer.
      • 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.
      show more


      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      MobaLiveCD is a freeware that will run your Linux LiveCD on Windows thanks to the excellent emulator called "Qemu".
      show more
      MobaLiveCD vs VMware Workstation Player opinions
      pros, cons and recent comments
      It Is An Accessory for QEMU
      Negative comment almost 6 years ago

      0
    2. Just a Portable VirtualBox Pack.
    3. UTM is a full featured virtual machine host for iOS. In short, it allows you to run Windows, Android, and more on your iPhone and iPad.
      show more


    4. OpenVZ is container-based virtualization for Linux. OpenVZ creates multiple secure, isolated Linux containers (otherwise known as VEs or VPSs) on a single physical server enabling better server utilization and ensuring that applications do not conflict.
      • 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.
      No screenshots yet
    5. GNURoot Debian provides a method for you to install and use Debian and its associated applications/packages alongside Android. This does NOT require root. A regular uninstall fully cleans up after this application.
      show more
      • 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.

      show more
    Showing 20 of 25 alternatives