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: 2/18/2020 11:04:00 AM

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 • 7 agrees and 3 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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