Download Virtualization - Best Software & Apps

  • Nox APP Player

    6.2.0.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Nox APP Player brings Android apps to your desktop for free

    8
    2024 votes
    • PROS: Simple interface makes this app easy to use, Intuitive keyboard mapping for app and game controls, Support for multiple control devices, Stable and reliable
    • CONS: Sluggish installation process
  • VMware Workstation

    12.5

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Feature packed virtualization application

    7
    818 votes
    • PROS: Features for average and enterprise user, Shared virtual machines, Remote access to virtual machines, Speedy performance, Windows 8 and USB 3.0 support
    • CONS: Expensive, Some lag after suspending VM
  • MEmu

    2.8.6

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    A free Android simulator that does its job

    8
    212 votes
    • PROS: Accurate emulation, Fast emulation, Some developer tools
    • CONS: Not a full phone replacement
  • VirtualBox

    5.2.16.123759

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Run a virtual machine with a different OS inside of your PC

    7
    2122 votes
    • PROS: Easy installation, Offers many of the same features common to commercial packages, Excellent folder sharing and USB support
    • CONS: Doesn't support drag and drop, Lacks advanced features of commercial packages
  • VMware Player

    12.5

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Run a totally independent virtual PC in your computer

    7
    500 votes
    • PROS: Test a new OS and new software without risks, Easy to set up and run, Can easily share data with the host system, Lets you create virtual machines
    • CONS: High system requirements
  • VMware Fusion

    8.5

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Mac

    Run Windows within OS X

    7
    132 votes
    • PROS: Runs Windows seamlessly in OS X, Superb Cocoa interface, Optimized for Windows 8 and Mountain Lion, Very easy to install a new OS, Supports Thunderbolt
    • CONS: Very heavy on RAM and CPU, Gaming is faster using Bootcamp, May result in frequent lock-ups and crashes if CPU and RAM resources are low, No auto-updates
  • Sandboxie

    5.26

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Avoid viruses, phishing and more...

    7
    495 votes
    • PROS: Provides you with a safe testing environment, Works discreetly in the background, Excellent documentation
    • CONS: May not be compatible with all programs
  • Dexpot

    1.6.13.2429

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Wiindows virtualization at its best

    8
    236 votes
    • PROS: Easy to use, HIghly configurable, Password protection, Rules wizard, Create up to 20 desktops!
    • CONS: None so far
  • VMLite XP Mode

    3.2.6

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Get Windows XP Mode Without Hardware Virtualization

    7
    76 votes
    • PROS: Snappy and efficient, Offers several options, Bug-free, Easy installation process
    • CONS: Networking may not work properly, Doesn’t manage proxies well, Cannot run legacy apps, Unsigned drivers issue
  • VMware Server

    2.0.2

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Consolidate Multiple Servers Without Hiring a Consultant

    6
    17 votes
    • PROS: Ease of use, Stable, versatile and flexible, Distributed switching makes configuration a breeze, Included web client offers all resources you require
    • CONS: Base variant doesn’t offer many features, Web client is slower compared to the thick client, Managing permissions can be hard to get right, Balance between installed client and web interface isn’t great
  • Parallels Desktop

    4.0.6630.449744

    License
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    Platform
    Windows

    Run several other operating systems on your PC

    6
    55 votes
    • PROS: Imports VMWare and VirtualBox virtual machines, Offers virtual machines preconfigured, Supports 32 and 64 but, Excellent integrations between operating systems
    • CONS: Heavy on CPU and RAM, Not comptaible with all processors
  • Parallels Access

    2.5.0.29444

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    iPhone

    Access Mac and PC applications on your Android device

    9
    6 votes
    • PROS: Allows you to access PC and Mac apps on the move, More powerful alternative to Microsoft Office for Mobile
    • CONS: Speed depends on reliable internet connection
  • VIPRE Antivirus

    4.0.3248

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Simple and user-friendly antivirus with antispyware

    8
    133 votes
    • PROS: Light on resources, Email filter, Scheduled scans, Virtualization system
    • CONS: A bit too basic
  • Cameyo

    3.1.1446

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Create Portable Apps with Cameyo Application Virtualisation

    8
    53 votes
    • PROS: Simple interface and easy to use, Allows you to install virtually any app including add-ons to other programs
    • CONS: Unable to use your device as snapshots are taken, Lacks stability with crashes and errors with some software
  • QEMU

    Varies with device

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Free and Open-Source Machine Visualizer and Emulator

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    • PROS: The QEMU architecture supports most major operating systems, Its open-source nature is associated with regular updates and improvements
    • CONS: There is currently no version of this package which supports Mac systems, Some users have complained that performance speeds could be slightly increased
  • Multiplicity

    1.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Manage up to three PC's with one keyboard and mouse

    8
    24 votes
    • Dexpot Portable

      Build 2362 1.6.10

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Windows virtualization that's free and portable!

      7
      16 votes
      • PROS: Free!, Easy to use, Create up to 20 desktops!, Portable
      • CONS: Consumes a lot of memory
    • OS X Server

      10.9

      License
      buy Download
      Platform
      Mac

      Apple's new and easier to use server software for OS X

      5
      10 votes
      • PROS: Simplified for new users, Packed with features, Support for both iOS and OS X, Allows you to use your Mac as a server
      • CONS: Lacks customisation and power of previous versions
    • Kubernetes

      varies-with-device

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Production-Grade Container Scheduling and Management

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      • Intelligent Desktop Virtualization Vision Paper

        varies-with-device

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Download Intelligent Desktop Virtualization Vision Paper

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