5 software to create Virtual Operating System (OS) on your PC

Virtual Operating System (OS) is a concept of having more than one Operating System on your single PC. If you want to install Windows as well as Linux on your PC, then go for the virtual OS where you can switch between the two OS on a single PC. This is very much essential for the developers to test the application on different OS by using a single PC.


List of Software to create Virtual Operating System on Windows

Microsoft Virtual PC 2007

This is a product from Microsoft and it is free to download as well. Here you can switch between different Windows (included 2003 Server, XP, Vista editions, XP tablet PC etc)

Parallels Workstation

315px-Parallels_Logo.svg This is a paid application where you can switch between windows as well as Linux operating system.


vmware-logo This is a platform where you will get everything on Virtual machine. Whether you need a virtual Datacenter, virtual server or desktop, you will get here.


logo_virtualbox It is an X86 virtualization package which is now maintained by Sun Microsystems as part of Sun xVM platform.



Virtual Win

This is also a freely distributed program where you can install all 9 different operating system from windows and start switching between them.

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  • http://techstuff4u.com Rishi

    Great find. I run Windows 7 pre-beta using VMWare. Microsoft Virtual PC is bit slow. Others are totally new to me. Thanks for sharing them.

  • http://www.clickonf5.org admin

    Rishi, You can also check running parallel operating systems on mobile. We have a dedicated post for the same

  • http://cigarest.org Cigarest

    This was a great read :) Thanks for making this post, and I look forward to reading future posts.