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    VMware Workstation Pro Alternatives for Linux

    There are many alternatives to VMware Workstation Pro for Linux if you are looking for a replacement. The best Linux alternative 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 Pro and 14 are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to VMware Workstation Pro are QEMU (Free, Open Source), KVM (Kernel-based Virtual Machine) (Free, Open Source), VMware Workstation Player (Free Personal) and Boxes (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Apr 4, 2022
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    1. VirtualBox is a powerful x86 and AMD64/Intel64 virtualization product for enterprise as well as home use.
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      Most users think VirtualBox is a great alternative to VMware Workstation Pro.
      It works and crashes less then some of the virtualisation software I have used and it's free.
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      because it has features similar to vmware workstation
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      Free. Full of functionalities
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    2. QEMU (short for "Quick EMUlator") is a free and open-source hosted hypervisor that performs hardware virtualization.
      Most users think QEMU is a great alternative to VMware Workstation Pro.


    3. 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.
      Almost everyone thinks KVM (Kernel-based Virtual Machine) is a great alternative to VMware Workstation Pro.
    4. VMware Workstation Player builds on the industry leading foundation of Workstation Pro, and delivers a streamlined user interface for creating and running operating systems and applications in a virtual machine.
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      A simple GNOME application to access virtual systems. It is based on a design from Jon McCann and Jakub Steiner.


    5. Microsoft Hyper-V Server is a free product that delivers enterprise-class virtualization for your datacenter and hybrid cloud.
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      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.
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      Multipass is a lightweight VM manager for Linux, Windows and macOS. It's designed for developers who want a fresh Ubuntu environment with a single command. It uses KVM on Linux, Hyper-V on Windows and HyperKit on macOS to run the VM with minimal overhead.
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    6. OpenVZ is container-based virtualization for Linux.
    7. UCS Virtual Machine Manager (UVMM) is an easy-to-use and powerful administration tool for KVM.
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