What are the best virtual machines?

asked by loni Jiang
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5 solutions
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    #1VMWare Workstation Pro

    VMWare Workstation Pro

    VMWare Workstation is a desktop virtual tool which lets you running multiple operating systems as virtual machines on a Linux or Windows PC. 

    Software

    Windows

    $339.59

    Jack Hunt
    Written on May 3, 2018
    "VMWare WorkStation Pro is the best virtual machine software hands down, there is no competition what so ever."
  2. 4

    #2QEMU

    QEMU

    QEMU is an open source machine emulator and virtualizer which allows you to run operating systems for any machine and on any supported architecture.

    Software

    Windows, Mac, Linux

    Free

    Kathy Riley
    Written on May 2, 2018
    "My husband recently bought QEMU for our home office and it has worked great for him. It performs hardware virtualization pretty well. He is happy because he finally found a device that can emulate different CPUs and architectures."
  3. 3

    #3VMWare Fusion

    VMWare Fusion
    Easy virtualization application for home use enabling you to use Windows on your Mac. Run your favourite Windows apps together with Mac apps and merge two OS experiences.
    Software

    Mac

    $79.99

    Vibhore Saxena
    Written on April 30, 2018
    "seems good and like it would work well."
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    #4Oracle VM VirtualBox

    Oracle VM VirtualBox
    Virtualbox is a features-rich VM application for Mac and Windows by Oracle. Apt for business and home use, Virtualbox boasts an open-source infrastructure. It is cross-platform so it can work on Windows, Linux, Mac OS X, and Solaris machines.
    Software

    Web

    Free

    Marcela Peralta
    Written on April 27, 2018
    "VirtualBox is a great choice for a virtual machine. One of the best aspects is that it works well with both Mac and Windows computers. There are very frequent updates which keeps the features working well. The open source and community based approach is very approachable as well. I love to use this."
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    #5Parallels Desktop

    Parallels Desktop
    Parallels Desktop for Mac is a virtualization solution to run your Windows on a Mac computer. Use Windows applications as they were native on your Mac.
    Software

    Mac

    $79.99

    Bruce Fernandez
    Written on April 24, 2018
    "Parallels Desktop is the best virtual machine I've yet to find. My wife has a MAC and I have the need to run Windows applications on it from time to time. It's amazing how well they work as they two operating systems are so different. It's been a seamless solution and has been nearly flawless for me so far. It's an ideal solution that suits my needs!"

Summary

Best What are the best virtual machines
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1VMWare Workstation ProSoftware 6 Paid
2QEMUSoftware 4 Free
3VMWare FusionSoftware 3 Paid
4Oracle VM VirtualBoxSoftware 2 Free
5Parallels DesktopSoftware 1 Paid
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