Best 10 multi-platform application virtualization software 2018

Her are some multi-platform virtualization software . They can work on a single platform such as linux or can be multi-platform the ranking is done based on their usability as well as platform .


No.: 10 Boot camp

This software is included with MacOS is not a virtual machine per se but it helps in creation of partition for loading installing other operating system on MacOS.

No.: 9 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.It is the best option for mac virtualization . It has support for latest windows operating system.


No.: 8 KVM 

A Kernel-based Virtualisation Machine is a virtualisation infrastructure for Linux kernel which develops into a hypervisor . To enable KVM to work effectively, a processor is required with hardware virtualisation extensions. Each virtual machine has an individual private virtualised hardware like a network card, disk, graphics adapter and others .

No.: 7 QEMU

The open-source QEMU, short for “Quick EMUlator ” It is Free Easy-to-use and it works without much administrator privileges .

No.: 6 Red Hat Virtualization

It has Powerful bare-metal options means it dose not require full fledged operating system . It is Already in a Enterprise Server . But Support model is costly .


No.: 6 Microsoft Hyper-V

Hyper-V, formerly named Windows Server Virtualization, is a hypervisor designed to create virtual machines on x86-64 systems running Windows . Setup is clunky . Linux support is limited . Comes with windows 10 pro .


No.: 4 VMware Fusion and Workstation

Its VMware  is able to run all existing virtual appliances and also create its own virtual machines, using the same virtualisation core as VMware Workstation . Being one of the few hosts that supports DirectX 10 and OpenGL 3.3, it allows CAD and other GPU accelerated applications to work under virtualisation . It is free for personel use only .

No.: 3 Oracle Virtualbox

And it’s an excellent choice for beginners. Great for lab testing and running from the desktop, VirtualBox installs on Windows, OS X, Solaris, and Linux .  It is open-source .

The software functions offer 3D virtualisation, multi-screen resolutions and laudable hardware support with other features included.


These software does not include hypervisors but are build on top of them these are one and two because they are the future as they can run multiple development environment on a single os in with fewer resources .

No.: 2 Vagrant 

Vagrant is an open-source software product for building and maintaining portable virtual software development environments, e.g. for VirtualBox, Hyper-V, Docker containers, VMware, and AWS which try to simplify software configuration management of virtualizations in order to increase development productivity.

No.: 1 Docker

Docker is used to run software packages called “containers”. Containers are isolated from each other and bundle their own tools, libraries and configuration files; they can communicate with each other through well-defined channels. All containers are run by a single operating system kernel and are thus more lightweight than virtual machines. Containers are created from “images” that specify their precise contents. Images are often created by combining and modifying standard images downloaded from public repositories.

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