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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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  • Free PersonalProprietary
  • Windows
  • Linux

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  1. QtEmu icon

    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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  2. Cassowary icon

    Cassowary

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    Run Windows Applications on Linux as if they are native. Use Linux applications to launch files located in Windows WM without needing to install applications on WM. With easy to use configuration GUI. TEST.

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  3. JavaQemu

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    JavaQemu is a Graphical User Interface Front End for QEMU, written in Java.

    Discontinued

    Website states: "This project is no longer active because I stopped playing with Java since a long time."

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    RVTools

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    RVTools is a small .NET 2.0 application which uses the VI SDK to display information about your virtual machines. Interacting with VirtualCenter 2.x or ESX 3.x RVTools is able to list information about cpu, memory, disks, nics, cd-rom, floppy drives, snapshots and VMware tools.

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  5. Softmagnat Virtual Machine Recovery Tool icon

    Softmagnat Virtual Machine Recovery Tool

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Windows
    • Microsoft Office Outlook

    SoftMagnat Virtual Machine Data Recovery is an ultimate utility to get back deleted or lost data from Microsoft (VHD), Oracle (VDI) and VMware (VMDK) image files.

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    VirtualBuddy

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac

    VirtualBuddy can virtualize macOS 12 and later on Apple Silicon, with the goal of offering features that are useful to developers who need to test their apps on multiple versions of macOS, especially betas.

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    Hysolate

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    An isolated workspace for high-risk user activities.

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  8. xhypervisor

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    Xvisor® is an open-source type-1 hypervisor, which aims at providing a monolithic, light-weight, portable, and flexible virtualization solution.

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  9. Lima

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac

    Lima launches Linux virtual machines on macOS, with automatic file sharing, port forwarding, and containerd.

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