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Reliable virtualization software for OS X?

I want to run Windows 7 virtual machine on my OS X laptop (late 2012 model with 8GB of memory) to use some simple Windows software from time to time. I don't want to use bootcamp to dual-boot. I have ...
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Alternative to Sandboxie

I've been using Sandboxie on 64bit Windows for some time now in order to run multiple instances of one program. The program has been updated and no longer runs in Sandboxie. I am looking for an ...
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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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Looking for cheap cloud data storage option with virtual drive

Does anyone know of a cheap ~ 1TB cloud service that includes virtual drive software such that I can mount the cloud drive as a local hard drive through Windows?
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What hypervisor can I use on Windows 7?

I have to work for a few weeks on a Windows 7 machine and I need to use it to host developer virtual machine containing SharePoint 2013 and Visual Studio 2012. Since the virtual machine serves a lot ...
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Undetectable hypervisor for malware analysis

I am looking for a hypervisor that can be "hidden" from the guest OS such that they believe that they are running on real hardware, instead of being virtualized. Microsoft-VM's report the motherboard ...
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Free virtualization platforms with good VM configuration options (like processor frequency)

I need virtualization platform which would be used for non-commercial purpose. I have experience with VMWare Player. With VMWare player I don't like the fact that I cannot set processor frequency. I ...
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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/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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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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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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Dynamic Virtual Environment for executing programs

I'm looking for the software that can execute the programm in its own virtual environment. Sort of, creating small virtual machine dynamically for each programm, with it's own disk, limited memory etc....
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Any software to provision a laptop? (Linux)

I tend to think that many of us have faced this problem: You get a new laptop, install an OS on it and gradually install and configure new software according to your needs. Then after some time you ...
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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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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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Windows 8 application to allow two users per single PC

Currently I'm running VMWare Workstation and I'm able to have me and one other user play League of Legends using separate peripherals. The graphics are a bit choppy when huge fights happen (due to ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Session Snapshots like the Virtualbox's but native to the OS

Is there a software that provides support for Session Snapshots which is commonly found in virtualization software like virtualbox? It would let you save a "state" of all your opened applications and ...
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Process virtual machine that hosts bytecode compiler, C/C++ transcompiler, includes standard graphical functionality

I have found that with many virtual machines, native programs are needed for development. What I am looking for is a VM that both cooperates with its host OS well enough to manage its own windows, ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Software to take clone images of a server to VM with one click

I've been using Clonezilla to take images of a CentOS server and restore it to identical hardware. However I've found it impossible to restore these images to a VM and actually make the VM boot. Is ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Open source server that runs Android apps and makes them available via a Web UI

I'm looking for something to virtualize Android apps, similar to Amazon AppStore's TestDrive. According to Amazon their TestDrive is powered by EC2 where the clicks and buttons are captured and ...