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On-the-fly virtualisation container for Windows 10

I've been Mac user for the past 10 years. I've just purchased a Windows PC with GPU to play some games. There is some software that utilises the GPU but I do not trust it. In fact there is plenty of ...
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Windows GUI/Front End Management Tool for Libvirt VMs on a Remote Linux Host

I currently have a few libvirt/QEMU VMs to manage on a headless Ubuntu 18.04 server and would greatly benefit from a GUI management platform that I can run on my Windows 10 workstation. Free would be ...
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How to create a volatile Windows sandbox for remote proprietary software development

I am software developer and I develop remotely, most of the time. There are times when I'm unable to remote into my machine at work. If I pull any code from our source code management to my personal ...
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Is there a decent alternative to Oracle's VirtualBox with similar UX, feature set, and stability?

I'm looking for an alternative to Oracle's (formerly Sun's) VirtualBox virtualization suite. There have been no changes in the last six months or so, and I'm worried the virtualization suite might get ...
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What free software can be used to access applications from a web browser (application virtualization)?

I'm looking for (free software) alternatives to Parallels Remote Application Server [1][3] or VMware Horizon (formerly called Horizon View) [2]. A software that can be used to access Windows or Linux ...
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Technology for setting up temporary environments to reproduce customer issues

0 Sometimes I need to reproduce issues that appear only in the customer's environment. I could manually set up virtual machines to sufficiently mirror their environment, but it would be very nice to ...
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Software for tracking the changes within a folder?

I'm trying to decide on a Linux distro to put onto a USB, and use as a portable "computer". One of the main factors in deciding on said Distro is how much it writes to the USB during regular use. So I ...
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Is there a software that can create virtual monitors from a single physical monitor?

The question really says it all. I'm looking to see if there's software that can divide a single monitor into multiple virtual monitors. It's something I've often wanted, but never have been able to ...
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Virtualized list in pure JS

I am looking for virtualized list library, created to work in vanilla JS, that supports variable height of row/item in list. Sticky items (like position: sticky) support is also welcome. There must ...
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Any cloud mobile device provider whose devices I can embed on my website

I am looking for a cloud device provider who gives you the ability to embed the device on my website. I need for both Android and iOS device. I checked Aws Device farm but couldn't figure out if the ...
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Is there any free backup solution for Vmware VMs?

My client has 10 virtual machines at present,and he want to test a suitable free backup solution for backing up his Vmware environment before make a final decision.
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MacOS virtual output device

On my Macbook Pro I had an accident after which all audio output devices (both speakers and minijack) stopped working. They actually are not recognized by macbook so there is no possibility to ...
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Fastest Linux distribution to boot then run Docker (until daemon up and running)

We want to find out what is the lowest meaningful boot time in a hypervisor context (VMWare on quite high-end hardware) for a Linux distribution. All what is required after th VM system ...
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Looking for free and simple OS virtualisation software

I've recently trie to re-use Virtual Box (6.0) with which I have had good experiences in the past, but recently it was much dissatisfying. My main OS is Windows 10 and I tried installing various Linux ...
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Emulator to run an application as if its on a different CPU

Can anyone recommend an emulator (ideally open source and available for Debian 9 or RHEL7) which would allow me to run a program as if it is running on a slightly different CPU? I typically use ...
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Containers and Virtual machines

I'am looking for a lightweight vm/container to contain\isolate a certain program from the host,I’m stuck in a situation where i need to use 2 isolated apps and make them communicate with each other . ...
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Hyperconvergence infrastructure software to play with?

It looks like the "hyperconvergence infrastructure" (HCI) software became essential trend now - some examples are below: Nutanix SimpliVity I want to find out what is real in this trend and what is ...
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Is their an official macOS download for virtual machines?

I want to use Xcode to develop iOS apps, but I only have a laptop with Windows software, and I know about virtual machines like VirtualBox and VMware, so I wondered: "Is their an official way to get ...
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Online virtual machine for malware tests?

I can remember a website that allowed people to upload malware to test it on their virtual machine server. There was a screenshot of a virtual Windows XP machine, updated every ~5 minutes. I am ...
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Virtualization/sandbox software for Windows specifically designed to safely install software that may be bundled with PUPs

I'm looking for an extremely lightweight VM or virtualization tool for Windows that can be used to safely open installers that may be bundled with potentially unwanted programs (PUPs). (For an ...
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I need to emulate a specific hardware model (memory, motherboard, processor, etc.) Is there any software for this?

I'm looking for some software that allows me to emulate a certain hardware, brand memory, capacity, etc., since I have hibernating a system on a borrowed motherboard and then sold it. I do not know if ...
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Linux full-time online server, as sporadic workstation concerning safety

TLDR: Use one machine as full-time online server, and sporadically as workstation with monitor attached: what software setup, considering ease of use and security? A little bit of context: I just ...
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Creating and administering many virtual machines locally

I need some sort of software that will allow me to create a few virtual machines in which I can install and run arbitrary software (e.g. nginx) and be able to run arbitrary commands (e.g. strace) in ...
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Remote Desktop with "VMware Unity Mode"

I often Remote Desktop (to another Windows server as another user) to run one of a few applications (including Windows Explorer itself) to perform various administrative tasks. I am looking for a way ...
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Is there a free method to share a USB device from a hyper-v host to a guest VM?

I have a requirement to attach a USB device to a hyper-v host, and get it connected to a guest VM. Looks like there are hardware solutions, or software solutions cost over $100, but the only free/...
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Lighter alternative to Virtualbox?

For the past few years, I have been using a Linux system installed on VirtualBox as my work environment. This allowed me to do two important things: I can install specific versions of any library and ...
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Are there any OS X hypervisors that allow nested virtualisation?

I am preparing for the RHCSA exam and am using a CentOS 7 VM to practice. One of the objectives is to be able to configure a KVM VM using Virtual Machine Manager and hence my CentOS VM's emulated CPU ...
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Desktopless Virtual Machine for Windows

TL;DR: I'm looking for a Windows version of Parallels Headless Mode, to run Windows. I'm looking for virtual machine software that can run different programs that aren't confined by the limits of the ...
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Virtualization in a sandbox software

I need a software to run multiple heavy 3d apps in a virtual environment. It can be a virtual machine or a sandbox. I had Sandboxie to do this to me but it stopped working, and it seems their support ...
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Mount achive as a virtual drive

I want to mount achive (preferably 7z, but any nice one is ok) as a virtual drive in Windows. There are following facts: Let's assume that we have an empty achive. When it'll be created doesn't ...
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VM server choices for home lab/general use

I'm in the process of setting up a VM server to virtualise a lot of my home use/home lab activities, and as I get closer to system setup, I realise that I'm actually still confused/not clear about my ...
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Is there a Cloud Management Platform that can control/manage hosted, open source Linux VMs?

Is there a CMP that can manage QEMU/KVM VMs without OpenStack? Is there a CMP that can integrate with oVirt? I want to manage a hybrid cloud (AWS and on-premises VMs) with the same application. I ...
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Hypervisor to embed in my product

I'm looking for hypervisor recommendations for use in a product that has to run a mixed bag of VMs. The actual product uses a touch screen PC, and runs on Linux. The user only ever sees our ...
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Software to copy Windows 10 onto a virtual hard disk for Virtual PC or VMWare

My IOmega hard drive used to come with software named V Clone, with which I could create images of the whole system. It could also clone a system onto a virtual hard drive. Unfortunately this company ...
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Cross-platform virtual disk or volume

Basically I need some software that can mount a virtual disk file as a disk or a volume file as a volume, that works for both Windows and Linux. For example, Windows' built-in support for VHD files ...
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Container-based virtual machine solution like Docker?

I'm trying to find a solution to build a consistent development environment across different machines: Windows PC, Windows laptop, MacBook … Recently I learned Docker, the concept attracts me. But ...
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What public cloud could support OpenStack in a hybrid cloud deployment?

I would like to have an OpenStack instance powered by a hybrid cloud. When demand becomes extremely high, I'd like to promptly leverage the unlimited resources in the public cloud. What public cloud ...
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open source commandline tool to create OVF and OVA files

Essentially I'm hoping for an open source alternative to VMware's ovftool that will run on Linux (Debian). ovftool works fine but as it's not open source I can't redistribute it... I have looked at ...
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What is the best android emulator?

I am trying to install an android emulator for my mobile device browser testing. I tried with Google Android emulator, Bluestacks and GenyMotion. But all these three have some problems with it, ...
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Host OS for multiple VMs

I am looking for an operating system that was designed to run virtual machines. My requirements: Preferably some distro of Linux (ideally Debian-based, but doesn't matter) Not be GPU intensive (I ...
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Reservation system for support environments

I work for a software developer, where part of my job is to administer the environment that my support team uses to triage client issues. I am looking for a utility that manages reserved access to ...
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Software to determine which VM needs more resources

I have a physical server which runs 8 virtual machines with virt-manager and kvm. Since one VM is not needed anymore, I want to give the remaining hosts more resources. I need a tool which helps me ...
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What's a good, simple, bare-metal (or thin) hypervisor suitable for a home server?

I'm currently running a HP Microserver with a single Debian OS running a variety of home-server tasks (NAS, Plex, OwnCloud, Minecraft Server, basic web hosting, git source control repositories etc). ...
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Which virtualization applicaton is compatible with regular antiviruses?

I know that such soft as BitDefenter or Kaspersky will not work under VirtualBox. I know also that there are some specific kinds of antiviruses designed specifically for work under virtual enviroments,...
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Software application that packages DOS application for Windows?

I'm looking for an application that packages a DOS application so that it will run on Windows. Essentially I'm looking for DOSbox, but in a way that is transparent to the user. i.e., when someone ...
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Virtualization Software for Windows

I'm searching a good and reliable virtualization software for Windows 8/8.1 and therefor for Windows 10 too (which shouldn't be that hard, as it will work on Windwos 8). I know VMWare and VirtualBox. ...
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Which Windows edition to choose for re-distribution as part of a virtual machine

I have developed a server application which is hosted by an IIS 7.5 running on Windows. Aside from a web frontend the application also provides a SOAP and a REST API. Clients will only interact with ...
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Mount VMDK files with write access

I am looking for a freeware solution to mount VMDK files on Windows. Requirements: Mount as drive letter Write access Windows 7 SP1 x64 Freeware / gratis Commercial use allowed I have already tried:...
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Is there a CI service which uses qemu as isolation?

My crucial criteria for the choice of a continous integration (CI) service is isolation. After getting started with hudson and gump I realized that the isolation against the running system has to be ...
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Software to emulate ARM on Windows

I would like to emulate a few ARM images, but I just cannot find a tool for that. Is there something like VirtualBox to have an ARM virtual machine?
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