Windows Virtual PCVMWare workstationVMLiteVirtualBoxParallels Desktop for MacNeo ceBox®KVM/QEMUProxmox
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.wisper.iohttp://www.qemu.org/
Release date2010-03-172015-12-082016-03-042010-12-152016-01-012011-05-07
Latest version6.1.760012.15.0.166.0.11990.6210141.0.340.14.1
LicenseProprietaryProprietaryOpen SourceProprietaryProprietaryGPL/LGPL
PriceFreeFree / 189$Free for personal use79.99$29€/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
QCOW2/QCOW VMDK (VMware) VHD (Windows virtual PC) VDI (VirtualBox) Raw format
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Host supported platforms
WindowsYesYesYesYesYesNo
LinuxNoYesYesNoYesYes
Mac OSNoNo Vmware Fusion avalable for Mac OSYesYesYesNo
Guest runnable OS
WindowsYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
LinuxYes not official; some unsupported featuresYesYesYesYesYesYes
Mac OSNoYes Mac OS X ServerYes Mac OS X ServerYes Mac OS X ServerYesNo
SolarisYesYesYesYesYes
DOSYesYesYesYesYes
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