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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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VMware workstationVirtualBoxProxmoxParallels Desktop for MacKVM/QEMUNeo ceBox®Hyper-VWindows Virtual PC
Websitehttp://www.vmware.com/products/ws/http://www.virtualbox.org/http://www.parallels.com/en/products/desktop/http://www.qemu.org/http://www.wisper.iohttps://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/virtualization/hyper-v-on-windows/quick-start/enable-hyper-vhttp://www.microsoft.com/windows/virtualpc/
Release date2015-12-082016-03-042010-12-152011-05-072016-01-012010-03-17
Latest version12.15.0.166.0.11990.6210140.14.11.0.346.1.7600
LicenseProprietaryOpen SourceProprietaryGPL/LGPLProprietaryProprietaryProprietary
PriceFree / 189$Free for personal use79.99$Free29€/moisIncluded with Windows ProFree
Features
USB supportYesYes UDB over RDPYesYesYesNo
Snapshot supportYesYesYesYesYesYes
GUIYesYesYesNo but several third parties availableYesYes
Programming LanguageC, C++, x86 Assembly
Emulate other architecturesNoNoNoYes ARM, MIPS, SPARC, Alpha...No
Storage formatsVMDK (VMware)
VHD (Windows virtual PC)
VDI (VirtualBox)
VMDK (VMware)
VHD (Windows virtual PC)
QCOW2/QCOW VMDK (VMware) VHD (Windows virtual PC) VDI (VirtualBox) Raw formatQCOW2/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
VHD (Windows virtual PC)
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Host supported platforms
WindowsYesYesYesNoYesYesYes
LinuxYesYesNoYesYesNo
Mac OSNo Vmware Fusion avalable for Mac OSYesYesNoYesNo
Guest runnable OS
WindowsYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
LinuxYesYesYesYesYesYesNoYes not official; some unsupported features
Mac OSYes Mac OS X ServerYes Mac OS X ServerYes Mac OS X ServerNoYesNoNo
SolarisYesYesYesYesYesNo
DOSYesYesYesYesYesNo
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