Comparison of virtual machines

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This article compares the features of several platform virtual machines.

Features KVM VirtualBox VMware Player
External kernel modules No Yes Yes
Taints the kernel No Yes Yes
Hardware virtualization support Required Optional Optional
Seamless guest window integration SPICE/RDP Yes RDP
3D acceleration SPICE Experimental Yes

A list with all available packages for virtualization and emulation can be found at:

See also

  • Virtualization — the concept and technique that permits running software in an environment separate from a computer operating system.