What Emulators and Hypervisors Do You Use?

I use:
  • PCem
  • 86Box
  • VMware
  • VirtualBox

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  • For type 1 hypervisors, I use Hyper-V for production VMs and ESXi for lab VMs. I am also playing around with XCP-ng / Xen Orchestra. For type 2 hypervisors, I usually use VMware workstation. I want to like VirtualBox, but I just don't. I've had too many issues with it in the past.
  • edited September 12
    VMware is my favorite hypervisor since it is advanced. VirtualBox is a bit better for old software since it supports CGA more than VMware (e.g. VMware doesn't like the 640x200 CGA 2 colors mode) and it is a bit better for DOS/DOS applications but not good for really old DOS software since they rely on 4.77MHz
  • I almost always use VirtualBox except for most betas, and I want to know how to use Hyper-V.
  • I also want to know how to use Hyper-V. I use VMware for betas (except for the part, it doesn't work), and final releases.
  • edited September 12
    My emulators/hypervisors on Windows 10:

    For Apple/Mac:

    Applewin-Apple II
    Basilisk II-MacOS 7.0-8.1
    Kegs32-Apple IIGS
    LisaEm-Apple Lisa OS
    MinivMac-System 0-System 7.55
    Pce Macplus-System 1-System 7
    PearPC-MacOSX 10.1-10.4
    QEMU-MacOS 9.0.4-MacOSX 10.5
    Sheepshaver-MacOS 7.5.2-9.0.4
    Shoebill-A/UX
    86box/PCem-Rhapsody Grail/Titan (x86)

    For Windows,OS/2, Dos and all others:

    86box
    Dosbox
    Hatari
    Pce Macplus
    PCem
    Previous-Nextstep/Openstep
    QEMU
    Virtualbox
    VMware
  • edited September 12
    Installed some more hypervisors and emulators, basically now it is the same as jonirob. Here is my desktop as of 9/12/2020, 5:23PM

  • these days it's 86box and virtualbox
  • Whenever possible, I use QEMU. Other ones I use are Dolphin, Mini vMac, Basilisk II, Previous, RetroArch, SheepShaver, Shoebill, and Wine (if it counts).
  • Oh I also use Previous for neXTSTep, Mini vMac and Shoebill.
  • I may be the odd one out, but Virtual PC 2007. I wasn't really a fan of VirtualBox.
  • I used to use Virtual PC back in the early days. In fact, I think it was the first virtualization software I ever used. I liked it. It's what eventually became Hyper-V.

    For the ones asking about Hyper-V, it's pretty easy to use. If you have Windows 10 you can add it as a feature. But be advised that older OS's really don't work that well in Hyper-V. It's more geared for server virtualization and anything older than XP isn't going to work or isn't going to work well.
  • edited September 13
    86Box
    Virtualbox
    SimH
    Qemu (for sparc and sometimes powerpc)
    DOSBox-X

    Once in a blue moon I play with some emulators:

    Model-1-2-3-4-TRS80GP-v2.3.1-(2020)(George-Philips) [trs-80; I don't remember the name of the actual program; the executable is trs80gp.exe]
    AppleWin
    mini-vMac
  • I use PCem, Neko Project, VirtualBox and VMware.
  • Mini vMac for MacOS System 1 to 7.5

    QEMU for 386 / PPC based OS

    KVM for more modern systems
  • MS-DOS Player for Win32-x64
    takeda-toshiya.my.coocan.jp/msdos/index.html

    VDosPlus (no longer supported, but includes source code)
    https://sourceforge.net/projects/vdosplus/
    vdosplus.org/

    Win31DOSBox: Windows 3.1 for 64-bit Windows
    columbia.edu/~em36/win31dosbox.html

    winevdm on 64-bit Windows
    https://github.com/otya128/winevdm

    Joe
  • Further in regards to winevdm;
    columbia.edu/~em36/otvdm.html

    Joe
  • I collect operating systems and I have used all of these:

    VMWARE
    MAME
    SIMH
    QEMU
    PCEM
    VIRTUALBOX
    DOSBOX
    BOCHS
    EMU
    MICROM8
    PCE
    SPECEMU
    FUSE
    ATARI800
    BLUEMSX
    ZXSPECTRUM4
    EMMA 02
    VICE
    ORICUTRON
    FMSX
    JKCEMU
    WABBITEMU
    HERCULES
    MZ8EMU
    BKEMULATOR
    CCS64
    REALSPEC
    UNREAL
    Z80SIM
    ALTIRRA
    SPECCY
    SHOEBILL
    ZXMAK2
    GXEMUL
    ZEMU
    SIM990
    POCKEMUL
    ZESARUX
    MESS
    XHOMER
    B-EM
    WINUAE
    SUN2 EMULATOR (TME)
    ARCULATOR
    OPENMSX
    BASILISK II
    WINAPE
    VIRTUALPC
    CEMU
    DPS/8
    WINEIGHT
    CONTRALTO
    RAINBOW
    ATOMULATOR
    YAPE
    MINIVMAC
    86BOX
    IBMULATOR
    PREVIOUS
    ALPHAVM
    EMUPC
    HATARI
    WINARCADIA
    VMAC
    STEEM
    SHEEPSHAVER
    MAGIC PC
    PEARPC
    APPLEWIN
    ES40
    MZ800EMU

  • I'm always using 86Box for DOS-Win9x. For later versions of Windows, I usually use VMware.
  • edited October 10
    Well, I use VirtualBox, Virtual PC, VMWare, 86Box and PCem :) .
    I did use 86Box but because my computer isn't working, I use it in a tablet (temporarily using it until my PC is fixed) and it heats up the tablet where the fan is.
  • I move around to different operating systems fairly frequently (mainly because I don't have one main computer, rather I use several for different things) and as such I usually end up using VirtualBox. It's almost always worked very well for me and I like the interface.
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