Download Virtualization - Best Software & Apps

  • Nox APP Player

    6.0.5.2

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Nox APP Player brings Android apps to your desktop for free

    8
    1470 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
  • MEmu

    2.8.6

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    A free Android simulator that does its job

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

    5.0.16

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

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

    7
    2100 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 Workstation

    12.5

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Feature packed virtualization application

    7
    807 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
  • VMware Player

    12.5

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Run a totally independent virtual PC in your computer

    7
    492 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
  • Sandboxie

    5.14

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Avoid viruses, phishing and more...

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

    3.2.6

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    A sure alternative to XP mode for Windows 7

    7
    73 votes
    • Cameyo

      3.1.1446

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Create Portable Apps with Cameyo Application Virtualisation

      8
      52 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
    • VMware Server

      2.0.2

      License
      buy Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Server virtualization software

      6
      16 votes
      • Parallels Desktop

        4.0.6630.449744

        License
        buy Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Run several other operating systems on your PC

        6
        51 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
      • Dexpot

        1.6.13.2429

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Wiindows virtualization at its best

        8
        233 votes
        • PROS: Easy to use, HIghly configurable, Password protection, Rules wizard, Create up to 20 desktops!
        • CONS: None so far
      • 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
      • Parallels Access

        2.5.0.29444

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Android
        iPhone

        Access Mac and PC applications on your Android device

        8
        5 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
      • Multiplicity

        1.1

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

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

        8
        24 votes
        • QEMU

          Varies with device

          License
          free Download
          Platform
          Mac
          Windows

          Free and Open-Source Machine Visualizer and Emulator

          -
          No votes yet
          • 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
        • 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
        • Kubernetes

          varies-with-device

          License
          free Download
          Platform
          Windows

          Production-Grade Container Scheduling and Management

          -
          No votes yet
          • SolarWinds Virtualization Monitor

            6.1

            License
            buy Download
            Platform
            Windows

            Affordable, enterprise class Virtualization Management for VMware® & Hyper-V® – From VM to Storage

            4
            12 votes
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