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Compare Parallels Desktop for Mac vs QEMU vs VirtualBox vs VMWare workstation vs Windows Virtual PC (System virtual machines software comparison matrix)

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Windows Virtual PCVMWare workstationVMLiteVirtualBoxParallels Desktop for MacNeo ceBox®KVM/QEMU
Websitehttp://www.microsoft.com/windows/virtualpc/http://www.vmware.com/products/ws/http://www.vmlite.com/http://www.virtualbox.org/http://www.parallels.com/en/products/desktop/http://www.neocoretech.comhttp://www.qemu.org/
Release date2010-03-172015-12-082016-03-042010-12-152016-01-012011-05-07
Latest version6.1.760012.15.0.166.0.11990.6210140.14.1
LicenseProprietaryProprietaryOpen SourceProprietaryProprietaryGPL/LGPL
PriceFreeFree / 189$Free for personal use79.99$25€/moisFree
Features
USB supportNoYesYes UDB over RDPYesYesYes
Snapshot supportYesYesYesYesYesYes
GUIYesYesYesYesYesNo but several third parties available
Programming LanguageC, C++, x86 Assembly
Emulate other architecturesNoNoNoNoYes ARM, MIPS, SPARC, Alpha...
Storage formatsVHD (Windows virtual PC)VMDK (VMware)
VHD (Windows virtual PC)
VDI (VirtualBox)
VMDK (VMware)
VHD (Windows virtual PC)
QCOW2/QCOW
VMDK (VMware)
VHD (Windows virtual PC)
(Bochs)
cloop (Knoppix)
VDI (VirtualBox)
Raw format
QCOW2/QCOW
VMDK (VMware)
VHD (Windows virtual PC)
(Bochs)
cloop (Knoppix)
VDI (VirtualBox)
Raw format
Mémoire vidéo maximaleSelon la carte graphique
Host supported platforms
WindowsYesYesYesYesYesNo
LinuxNoYesYesNoYesYes
Mac OSNoNo Vmware Fusion avalable for Mac OSYesYesYesNo
Guest runnable OS
WindowsYesYesYesYesYesYes
LinuxYes not official; some unsupported featuresYesYesYesYesYes
Mac OSNoYes Mac OS X ServerYes Mac OS X ServerYes Mac OS X ServerYesNo
SolarisYesYesYesYesYes
DOSYesYesYesYesYes
Your reviews
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Multimedias1.0 1 rating2.0 1 rating0 no rating2.0 1 rating0 no rating5.0 1 rating2.0 1 rating
Server Infrastructure (Hypervisors)No Possibilité de déployer des milliers de PC sans aucune infra serveur
Intuitive Management Console2.0 1 rating2.0 1 rating0 no rating3.0 1 rating0 no rating5.0 1 rating1.0 1 rating
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