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

VMware Workstation Player icon

VMware Workstation Player

VMware Workstation Player, formerly VMware Player, is a virtualization software package for x64 computers running Microsoft Windows or Linux. Developed by VMware

License: Free Personal

Apps available for Windows Linux

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KVM (Kernel-based Virtual Machine) icon

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 Workstation Player VS KVM (Kernel-based Virtual Machine) Feature comparision

Feature VMware Workstation Player KVM (Kernel-based Virtual Machine)
Operating system
Virtualization
Open VMDK files
Multiple languages
Zalando integration
Portable
Scriptable
Emulation
Extensible by Plugins/Extensions
Linux-based
Run Windows software
FOSS
VNC Viewer
Live migration
GNU/linux-libre
Remote desktop
FLOSS
GPLv3
Web Browsers Based on Chromium
Web Browsers Based on Firefox
Support for Android Things
Bundled with macOS
Lightweight
Combined Inbox
Container virtualization
Unified inbox
Hypervisor
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