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  • 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.

    tags: Portable virtualization virtual-machine vmware
    platform: Mac OS X Windows Linux BSD Solaris
  • VMware Workstation Pro

  • Official description: VMware Workstation Pro Lets You Run Multiple Operating Systems as Virtual Machines (including Windows VMs) on a Single Windows or Linux PC. VMware Workstation Pro is the industry standard for running multiple operating systems as virtual machines (VMs) on a single Linux or Windows PC. IT professionals, developers and businesses who build, test or demo software for any device, platform or cloud rely on Workstation Pro.

    tags: virtual-machine virtualization vmware
    platform: Windows Linux
  • QEMU

  • QEMU (short for "Quick EMUlator") is a free and open-source hosted hypervisor that performs hardware virtualization.

    tags: Portable operating-system scriptable vdmk-player virtual-machine
    platform: Mac OS X Windows Linux BSD
  • 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.

    tags: emulation extensible gnu-linux linux-based management-tools
    platform: Linux
  • Xen

  • Xen.org, home of the Xen hypervisor, the powerful open source industry standard for virtualization. It is a native (bare-metal) hypervisor providing services that allow multiple computer operating systems to execute on the same computer hardware concurrently.

    tags: hypervisor virtualization xen-hypervisor
    platform: Linux
  • 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.

    tags: virtualization virtual-machine vmware
    platform: Mac OS X
  • Citrix XenServer

  • XenServer is a turnkey open source virtualization solution that provides out-of-the box virtualization and cloud computing. XenServer includes the Xen Hypervisor, the enterprise ready XAPI toolstack and integrations for cloud, storage and networking solutions.

    tags: hypervisor hypervm virtual-hypervisor virtualization vmware
    platform: Windows Linux