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12 VirtualBox Alternatives and Competitors

VirtualBox is the product of Oracle that is designed for the purpose of allowing the guest operating systems to operate on the host operating systems. By doing so the users of one operating systems can install and operate the other operating systems as the guest one operating system on the host operating systems. This system of VirtualBox makes the users of one operating systems able to use the other operating systems and their programs of their original one. VirtualBox is a multiplatform program that is compatible with Linux, Mac, Windows and Solaris operating systems and support for the other operating systems for the purpose of guest operating systems. VirtualBox is a virtualization software package, developed by Oracle Corporation, for x86 hardware, targeted at server and embedded use. Apart from host operating system, it allows the others operating systems work as a guest operating system on host operating system. Linux, Mac OS X, Windows OS, Solaris, OpenSolaris and FreeBSD are the supported host operating system while Windows, Linux, BSD, OS/2, Solaris and Haiku worked as guest operating system on default host operating system.

1. Windows XP Mode

As Microsoft has officially discontinued support for the Windows XP versions so most of the users of the Windows XP are looking for the ways to operate their XP programs. Here is a program for these users named Windows XP Mode that will make them able to run XP programs and software in the Windows 7 operating system. It is not based on the system of pure virtualization. In order…

2. QEMU

QEMU is an open source hardware virtualization software that allow the users of one operating systems to enjoy the features and functions of the other operating systems by giving them permission to be virtualizing installed on the host operating systems. QEMU make it possible for the users of one operating system to run the various programs of the other different machines. QEMU performance is based on the dynamic translation that…

3. Windows Virtual PC

Windows Virtual PC is an advanced level of virtualization technology by the Microsoft Windows operating system for the Windows operating system users only. It is designed for the purpose of making the users of Windows operating system able to enjoy any version of the Windows operating system on that version that they are currently using. Windows Virtual PC can also be used for running Linux operating system. However, it is…

4. VMware Fusion

VMware Fusion is a virtualization program for the Mac OS X operating systems that allow the users of Mac to enjoy the features and functions of any Windows operating system by simply running it on their Mac device. The best about VMware Fusion is that it support for the all version of Windows operating systems as a guest operating systems. The best about VMware Fusion is that it requires no…

5. VMware Workstation Player

VMware Workstation Player that was once known by the name of Player Pro is a streamlined PC virtualization program for the personal and business purpose that is expert in dealing with multiple operating systems for the purpose of virtualization. VMware Workstation Player is particularly designed for those IT administrator and professionals who are largely required to use multiple operating systems for the purpose of carrying on their tasks in a…

6. Kernel Virtual Machine

Kernel Virtual Machine is a highly advanced and professional level of virtualization program designed for the Linux operating system based on the x 86 hardware systems. Kernel Virtual Machine contains the various functions in shape of loadable kernel module that provide the users with the system of core virtualization infrastructure and make them able to run multiple virtual machines and operating systems. Either it is any unmodified Linux or Windows…

7. MobaLiveCD

MobaLiveCD is a virtualization back system for running the LiveCD of the Linux operating system in the Windows operating system. MobaLiveCD is not an independent program as it uses the emulator of the Qemu for the purpose of testing the LiveCD of Linux in the Windows operating system. For the information of readers it is important to mention here that MobaLiveCD is not perfectly designed for the purpose of running…

8. VMware Workstation

VMware Workstation is a multiple operating system handler to easily evaluate the any other type of new operating systems. VMware Workstation is that kind of hardware virtualizer that in addition to supporting for the running of other operating system on the guest operating system also support for the running of patches, reference programs and even the software programs and applications. VMware Workstation is a commercial hypervisor designed for binaries of…

9. coLinux

coLinux is basically a port of the Linux operating systems distributed under the distro of Kernel. It is designed for the purpose of allowing the users of Windows and Linux operating systems to run and operate the both operating systems at once in a parallel mode. In that’s way the features and programs of one operating system can be operate from the other one. coLinux is different from the traditional…

10. Parallels Desktop 10

Parallels Desktop 10 is a hardware and operating system virtualization program designed for the users of Mac Operating System to enjoy the most of the versions of Windows operating systems in their machine. In is for those who want to enjoy the software and programs of Windows in the Mac but are unable to do so because of no support for the same. The main advantage of using Parallels Desktop…

11. Portable VirtualBox

Portable VirtualBox is a software package. It is free and open tool that makes you to run any operating system with it from just a USB stick, no separate installation is needed for operating system to run. It runs portably as it adjusts and unpacks the VirtualBox path configuration. Bridge network support is provided by it through virtual network adaptor. The main advantage of using Portable VirtualBox is that it is…

12. Xen

Xen is an open virtualization program designed for dealing with multiple machines and operating systems. Xen project is based on the hypervisor and allow the users to operate the multiple operating systems from a centralize platform. Unlike traditional VM programs that provide the only one way of virtualization, Xen support for the almost five methods for the purpose of running any guest operating system. These five approaches being used by…

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