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...

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD Solaris

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

    Parallels Desktop gives Mac users the ability to run Windows, Linux or any other operating system and their critical applications at the same time as Mac OS X on any...

    Commercial $ $ $ Mac OS X

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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...

    Commercial Mac

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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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  • 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...

    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...

    Free Open Source Windows Linux AmigaOS MorphOS

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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...

    Free Open Source Windows

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  • bhyve

    bhyve (pronounced "bee hive", formerly written as BHyVe) is a type-2 hypervisor that runs on FreeBSD.

    Free Open Source BSD FreeBSD

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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...

    Commercial Windows

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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...

    Free Open Source Linux

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    • Discontinued Last update 07/07/2012. See



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VMware Workstation Pro Comments

Crashing lately

Comment by DamianN
about VMware Workstation Pro and VirtualBox · Mar 2015 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

I prefer it to Virtualbox, much easier to use and user friendly but I find v11.0 to be crashing and lagging a lot lately.

Comment by OSienna
about VMware Workstation Pro · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

Yes, free is always good but not necessarily better. It all depends on what you want to do with virtual machines and whether the product provides you with the mandatory features that you seek. VMware Workstation is geared towards developers, testers, trainers and people who just want to tinker with operating systems and environments.

Considering all the additional features you get over other alternatives, $189 (heaps cheaper for students, educational institutions etc) may not be a lot of outlay if it saves you time and effort.

Comment by danny0085
about VMware Workstation Pro · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

No doubts Virtual box (SunMicrosystem develeloped) is the best alternative to VMware

Comment by denisab85
about VMware Workstation Pro · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

No comments. VMware is just the #1 virtualization platform both in the Linux & Windows worlds.