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
    1723 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
    814 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
    199 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
    2120 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
    499 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
  • VMware Server

    2.0.2

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Server virtualization software

    6
    17 votes
    • VMLite XP Mode

      3.2.6

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Get Windows XP Mode Without Hardware Virtualization

      7
      74 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
    • Dexpot

      1.6.13.2429

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Wiindows virtualization at its best

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

      4.0.6630.449744

      License
      buy Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Run several other operating systems on your PC

      6
      52 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
      • 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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