VMware Workstation Player vs QEMU : Which is Better?

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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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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

VMware Workstation Player VS QEMU Feature comparision

Feature VMware Workstation Player QEMU
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
User mode emulation
Support for Android Things
Bundled with macOS
Lightweight
Combined Inbox
Container virtualization
Unified inbox
Cloud IDE
Web Development
Android Sync
Linux
X86-emulation
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