Free Virtual Machines for Linux Operating System

Vmware Player

Vmware player is a PC to run multiple operating systems simultaneously on the most simple method, with its friendly user interface, Vmware player so that everyone has the courage to try Windows 7, Chrome OS and the latest Linux, or create isolated virtual machines in new product testing and safety online.

To install VMware player VMware web site you have to register an account and then to find your registration email activation message, click the activation link to activate your profile, so you can download the VMware player, 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows and Linux.

VMware player graphical interface designed to be very good, it provides the option is also very easy to understand.

Some Features of Vmware Player 
  • Windows and Linux on a consistent management interface
  • VM snapshot is available
  • 32-bit and 64-bit virtual machine
  • A single virtual machine can support up to 8 CPU
  • With 3D graphics acceleration option
  • Closed source

In a large number of latest versions of Operating System virtual machine images are available for download.

Oracle VirtualBox 
VirtualBox virtualization market is relatively new arrivals, the first version was released in 2007, VirtualBox by Innotek created in January 2007 an agreement based on open source GPL, but was soon Sun phase, so its in the bag, but the Sun was later acquired by Oracle, so now VirtualBox ownership belongs to Oracle, the recently released version 3.0 brings many new features.

VirtualBox provides a rich client management of all virtual machines. It is easy to use, and provides similar, and VMware management console wizard, you can quickly create a virtual machine

Some Features of VirtualBox 
  • Support for Windows and Linux
  • 4 processor maximum support Virtual SMP
  • 64-bit host and guest
  • Capture snapshots and rollbacks are easy to use
  • 3D graphics acceleration options to provide
  • Provides a dual license open source and closed source

In you will find many Operating Systems ready-made images for VirtualBox.

Kernel Based Virtual Machine (KVM)
KVM (Kernel-based Virtual Machine) is an x86 Linux full virtualization solution, requires hardware support for virtualization extensions (Intel VT or AMD-V), which consists of a loaded kernel module kvm.ko (provides the core virtualization foundation facilities) and a processor specific module kvm-intel.ko or kvm-amd.ko composition, in its upper requires modified QEMU.

Use KVM, we can run multiple Windows or Linux virtual machines, each virtual machine has its own virtual hardware: network card, disk, graphics and so on.

KVM does not provide official management interface, but there are a large number of third-party tools to manage KVM domains, with the largest number of Red Hat's virt-manager, it offers a simple but efficient graphical interface.

Some Features of Vmware Player 
  • 32-bit and 64-bit virtual machine
  • Live migration
  • Optional paravirtualization
  • Direct access to the USB bus
  • Only support Linux (which is a Linux kernel module)
  • Open Source

I you will find some ready-made virtual images for KVM.


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