QEMU vs KVM (Kernel-based Virtual Machine) : Which is Better?

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QEMU

QEMU (short for Quick Emulator) is a free and open-source hosted hypervisor that performs hardware virtualization QEMU is a hosted virtual machine monitor. Developed by Fabrice Bellard

License: Open Source

Apps available for Mac OS X Windows Linux BSD

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KVM (Kernel-based Virtual Machine)

Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) is a virtualization infrastructure for the Linux kernel that turns it into a hypervisor. It was merged into the Linux kernel mainline in kernel version 2.6.20.

License: Open Source

Apps available for Linux

QEMU VS KVM (Kernel-based Virtual Machine) Feature comparision

Feature QEMU KVM (Kernel-based Virtual Machine)
Scriptable
Operating system
Portable
User mode emulation
Virtualization
Open VMDK files
Multiple languages
Zalando integration
Support for Android Things
Bundled with macOS
Emulation
Extensible by Plugins/Extensions
Linux-based
Lightweight
Combined Inbox
Container virtualization
Unified inbox
Run Windows software
Cloud IDE
Web Development
GNU/linux-libre
Web Browsers Based on Chromium
Web Browsers Based on Firefox
Android Sync
Linux
X86-emulation
Hypervisor
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