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

      • 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.


      Website states: "This project is no longer active because I stopped playing with Java since a long time."

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      • 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.

    1. 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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    2. 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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    3. Lima launches Linux virtual machines on macOS, with automatic file sharing, port forwarding, and containerd. Lima can be considered as a some sort of unofficial "macOS subsystem for Linux", or "containerd for Mac".
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