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

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VMware Fusion

VMware Fusion is a software hypervisor developed by VMware for Macintosh computers. VMware Fusion allows Intel-based Macs to run operating systems such as Microsoft Windows, Linux, NetWare, or Solaris on virtual machines, along with their Mac OS X operating system using a combination of paravirtualization, hardware virtualization and dynamic recompilation. Developed by VMware

License: Commercial

Categories: Network & Admin

Apps available for Mac OS X

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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

VMware Fusion VS KVM (Kernel-based Virtual Machine) Feature comparision

Feature VMware Fusion KVM (Kernel-based Virtual Machine)
Emulation
Extensible by Plugins/Extensions
Linux-based
Virtualization
Open VMDK files
Multiple languages
Zalando integration
Operating system
Portable
Scriptable
Support for Android Things
Bundled with macOS
Lightweight
Combined Inbox
Container virtualization
Unified inbox
Hypervisor
GNU/linux-libre
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