VMware Workstation Pro Alternatives and Similar Software

Alternatives to VMware Workstation Pro for Windows, Linux, Mac, BSD, Android and more. Filter by license to discover only free or Open Source alternatives. This list contains a total of 25+ apps similar to VMware Workstation Pro.

VMware Workstation Pro is a commercial hypervisor that allows users to create and run virtual machines on one computer. If you're looking for more info about VMware Workstation Pro like screenshots, reviews and comments you should visit our info page about it. Below you find the best alternatives.

The list of alternatives was last updated: 8/4/2019 2:58:00 PM

Alternatives to VMware Workstation Pro for all platforms with any license

  • VirtualBox

    VirtualBox is a powerful x86 and AMD64/Intel64 virtualization product for enterprise as well as home use. Not only is VirtualBox an extremely feature rich, high performance product for enterprise customers, it is also the only professional solution that is freely available as Open Source Software under the terms of the GNU General Public License (GPL) version 2.

    • It works and crashes less then some of the virtualisation software I have used and it's free. Guest • Jul 2017 • 5 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD Solaris

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  • QEMU

    QEMU (short for "Quick EMUlator") is a free and open-source hosted hypervisor that performs hardware virtualization. QEMU is a hosted virtual machine monitor: It emulates central processing units through dynamic binary translation and provides a set of device models, enabling it to run a variety of unmodified guest operating systems.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

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  • KVM (Kernel-based Virtual Machine)

    KVM (for Kernel-based Virtual Machine) is a full virtualization solution for Linux on x86 hardware containing virtualization extensions (Intel VT or AMD-V). It consists of a loadable kernel module, kvm.ko, that provides the core virtualization infrastructure and a processor specific module, kvm-intel.ko or kvm-amd.ko. KVM also requires a modified QEMU although work is underway to get the required changes upstream.

    Free Open Source Linux Android

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  • VMware Fusion

    Seamlessly run your favorite Windows applications and devices, on any Intel-based Mac. Built from the ground up for the Mac, VMware Fusion is the easiest way to switch to Mac—letting you bring all of your Windows applications with you, making the most of your Windows software investment, while providing the perfect safety blanket for the switch. VMWare Fusion can also run Linux and Mac OS X.

    Commercial Mac

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  • Portable Virtualbox

    Portable-VirtualBox is a free and open source software tool that lets you run any operating system from a usb stick without separate installation. It unpacks and adjusts the paths and configuration of VirtualBox so it will run portably. It will not support bridged networking through the VirtualBox network adapter as it is not installed.

    Free Open Source Windows

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  • Boxes

    A simple GNOME 3 application to access remote or virtual systems. It is based on a design from Jon McCann and Jakub Steiner.

    Free Open Source Linux

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  • bochs

    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. Currently, Bochs can be compiled to emulate a 386, 486, Pentium/PentiumII/PentiumIII/Pentium4 or x86-64 CPU including optional MMX, SSEx and 3DNow! instructions.

    Free Open Source Windows Linux AmigaOS MorphOS

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  • bhyve

    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, 8/8.1/8.2 and 10), as well as MS Windows Server (versions 2008/2008R2, 2012/2012R2 and 2016 Technical Preview 2 and 3) guests. It is developed on FreeBSD and relies on modern CPU features such as Extended Page Tables (EPT) and VirtIO network and storage drivers.

    Free Open Source BSD FreeBSD

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  • OpenVZ

    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. Each container performs and executes exactly like a stand-alone server; a container can be rebooted independently and have root access, users, IP addresses, memory, processes, files, applications, system libraries and configuration files.

    Free Open Source Linux

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  • QEMU Manager

    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. It also allows you to run virtual machines within the program itself, giving you quick access to all your running virtual machines. QEMU Manager is the very good Windows GUI for QEMU.

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

    Free Windows

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  • UCS Virtual Machine Manager

    UCS Virtual Machine Manager (UVMM) is an easy-to-use and powerful administration tool for KVM. It virtualizes Microsoft Windows, Univention Corporate Server (UCS) and other Linux distributions by centrally providing all the functions for creating and managing virtual instances and hard drives on physical servers. It is included in UCS by default, an Enterprise Linux distribution with an integrated management system and is operated directly via UCS's web-based management console.

    Free Open Source Linux Univention Corporate Server

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  • MobaLiveCD

    MobaLiveCD is a freeware that will run your Linux LiveCD on Windows thanks to the excellent emulator called "Qemu". MobaLiveCD allows you to test your LiveCD with a single click : after downloading the ISO image file of your favorite LiveCD, you just have to start it in MobaLiveCD and here you are, without the need to burn a CD-Rom or to reboot your computer.

    Free Open Source Windows

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  • ASG-Remote Desktop

    ASG-Remote Desktop is the indispensable tool for administrative access to remote computers. The tool features integrated connection protocols, allowing you to manage Windows, Citrix, Linux/UNIX and Macintosh systems efficiently – if necessary from any computer via USB stick. ASG-Remote Desktop speeds up daily access to your administration tools and servers via a central console.

    Commercial Windows

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  • GNURoot Debian

    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. This is expandable and you will be able to install your own applciations/packages into it. Inside GNURoot Debian, you can create a root file system, launch into it, or delete it.

    Free Open Source Android

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  • FAUMachine

    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: The FAUmachine virtual machine runs as a normal user process (no root privileges or kernel modules needed) on top of (currently) Linux on i386 and AMD64 hardware. The port of FAUmachine to OpenBSD and Mac OS X (intel) is in progress. Fault injection capability for experimentation in FAUmachine.

    Free Open Source Linux

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  • VMLite XP Mode

    VMLite XP Mode offers similar functions as Microsoft Windows XP Mode, but doesn't require hardware virtualization. It allows you to run Windows XP at the same time from your desktop running on a different host operating system. VMLite XP Mode is based on the open source project VirtualBox. To install VMLite XP Mode, it needs 1) VMLite Workstation and 2) a licensed copy of Windows XP in virtualized image file format.

    Commercial Windows

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  • VMLite Workstation

    VMLite Workstation is a virtualization component, that allows you to run more than one operating system (OS) at the same time on a single physical computer. For example, you can simultaneously run Windows XP on a PC that is already running Windows 7. The guest operating system and its applications do not really know about the "Virtual Machine", instead they "think" they are running on a real machine, due to the powerful device emulation provided by VMLite Workstation.

    Commercial Windows

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  • VMmanager

    VMmanager creates and manages virtual machines which can be used by the VMware-Player. The program generates all required VMX- and VMDK-files. Parameters defined within the file 'vmmanager.ini' form the range of functions. VMmanager has been developed and tested under Windows 2000 and Windows XP.

    Free Open Source Windows Linux Wine

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  • GDaaS

    GDaaS is GPU Desktop-as-a-Service. The cloud platform instantly deploys vGPU- accelerated cloud desktops and provides mobility to engineers and designers who work with GPU-intensive applications such as CAE, CAD, CFD, GIS, 3D, etc.. GDaaS turns every computer or screen into a powerful graphics workstation and greatly enhances mobile access and remote collaboration.

    Commercial Windows

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