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What's a good, simple, bare-metal (or thin) hypervisor suitable for a home server?

I'd like to recommend Proxmox. It provides KVM for virtualization so you can run Windows or any other x86/x86_64 OS (e.g. Linux, OSX, BSD, etc). However, unlike any other Hypervisor I have come ...
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Container-based virtual machine solution like Docker?

You might consider using Vagrant, which is used often together with VirtualBox, although it supports other solutions as well. Their motto is: Create and configure lightweight, reproducible, and ...
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Desktopless Virtual Machine for Windows

So it turns out both Virtual Box and VMware have solutions like Parallels, they just aren't as good or well known. Virtual Box has "Seamless Mode" VirtualBox will hide the guest operating system’s ...
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Remote Desktop with "VMware Unity Mode"

This article seems to be exactly what you would be looking for. https://serverfault.com/questions/192595/vnc-a-specific-app-only Terminal Services RemoteApp (Which is a Windows only program) seems ...
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open source commandline tool to create OVF and OVA files

For the record I wrote such to be able to import a disk image to VirtualBox. It works too for vmWare Workstation. https://github.com/EmmanuelKasper/import2vbox It creates a basic OVF file based on ...
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Is their an official macOS download for virtual machines?

As far as I know, there isn't any special download for virtual machines. However, this doesn't really matter if you specifically want a legal option, because you couldn't legally run it on your ...
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Windows GUI/Front End Management Tool for Libvirt VMs on a Remote Linux Host

I ended up getting things to work with MobaXTerm and virt-manager via WSL per this article: https://www.how2shout.com/linux/how-to-install-and-use-virt-manager-on-windows-10/
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What free software can be used to access applications from a web browser (application virtualization)?

Novnc is what you need. It is effectively a proxy between the Javascript Websocket API of the browsers, and a VNC server. It is up to you, how do you create the VNC service. I personnaly created a ...
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Is there a software that can create virtual monitors from a single physical monitor?

Yes it exist. DisplayFusion I believe is the leading software solution for taking 1 single monitor and subdividing it into multiple virtual monitors. These 'virtual desktops' are not to be confused ...
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Looking for free and simple OS virtualisation software

I think "VMware Player" is the free version you are looking for. You should find it at several download portals. But you cannot create your own VMs with it, you will only be able to "play" already ...
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Containers and Virtual machines

The terms "lightweight" and "isolate" are mutually exclusive. You must decide which is the priority for your needs. As an analogy of the technical issues involved, think of the problem of a family ...
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Creating and administering many virtual machines locally

One good option to look at is Vagrant Up - this allows you to produce recipes specifying the setup of a given OS & set of tools and then execute them under a selection of VMs. Free, Gratis & ...
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Is there a free method to share a USB device from a hyper-v host to a guest VM?

It seems like Samba would be a good alternative. You would then be able to access the USB device on the network, assuming your VMs are able to communicate on the network with your Hyper-V host.
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Lighter alternative to Virtualbox?

Might just be time to purchase dedicated hardware since you're trying to run several servers that will devour RAM. Databases and Web servers are not nice to RAM, and I think you're also trying to ...
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Lighter alternative to Virtualbox?

No issues w/ VBox here. Mint 18.x as host, have 4 Debian "servers" running (dhcp, router/gateway, dns, samba), 2 instances of the Mint 18 live cd, 3 FreeBSD machines (router/gateway, dhcp, dns), and ...
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Desktopless Virtual Machine for Windows

I like VirtualBox because there is a well-documented command line API (vboxmanage) that is available for Windows and Linux. There is a vboxheadless command you can use to run VM's in the background. ...
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Virtualization in a sandbox software

I use VirtualBox by Oracle. They are doing a great job with keeping up to date with making the software easy to use. You can even choose how many cores, the amount of RAM, and storage space to ...
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Hypervisor to embed in my product

I've ended up with KVM because the specs changed and I'm no longer running the Hypervisor bare metal, so CentOS 7 became the target OS, and KVM was the easiest thing to use in my environment.
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Software to copy Windows 10 onto a virtual hard disk for Virtual PC or VMWare

You want a system cloning tool like Clonezilla. You'll need space off of your source disk to save the dump to, and you'll need to boot a VM with a clonezilla disk and access the dump you saved in ...
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Cross-platform virtual disk or volume

I would personally use VirtualBox fuse. It allows you to attach VHD images on Linux, this way you can mount VHD images on both Windows inbuilt support and also Linux using this package. Here's a guide ...
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