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Qemu

A generic and open source machine emulator and virtualizer
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What is Qemu?

When used as a machine emulator, it can run OSes and programs made for one machine (e.g. an ARM board) on a different machine (e.g. your own PC). By using dynamic translation, it achieves very good performance. When used as a virtualizer, it achieves near native performance by executing the guest code directly on the host CPU. it supports virtualization when executing under the Xen hypervisor or using the KVM kernel module in Linux. When using KVM, it can virtualize x86, server and embedded PowerPC, 64-bit POWER, S390, 32-bit and 64-bit ARM, and MIPS guests.
Qemu is a tool in the Virtualization Platform category of a tech stack.

Who uses Qemu?

Companies
5 companies reportedly use Qemu in their tech stacks, including AdCombo, mc-media.com, and netlope.

Developers
15 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Qemu.

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Why developers like Qemu?

Here’s a list of reasons why companies and developers use Qemu
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Qemu's Features

  • machine emulator and virtualizer
  • dynamic translation

Qemu Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Qemu?
VirtualBox
VirtualBox is a powerful x86 and AMD64/Intel64 virtualization product for enterprise as well as home use. Not only is VirtualBox an extremely feature rich, high performance product for enterprise customers, it is also the only professional solution that is freely available as Open Source Software under the terms of the GNU General Public License (GPL) version 2.
KVM
KVM (for Kernel-based Virtual Machine) is a full virtualization solution for Linux on x86 hardware containing virtualization extensions (Intel VT or AMD-V).
VMware vSphere
vSphere is the world’s leading server virtualization platform. Run fewer servers and reduce capital and operating costs using VMware vSphere to build a cloud computing infrastructure.
Proxmox VE
It is a complete open-source platform for all-inclusive enterprise virtualization that tightly integrates KVM hypervisor and LXC containers, software-defined storage and networking functionality on a single platform, and easily manages high availability clusters and disaster recovery tools with the built-in web management interface.
VMware Fusion
It gives Mac users the power to run Windows on Mac along with hundreds of other operating systems side by side with Mac applications, without rebooting. It is simple enough for home users and powerful enough for IT professionals, developers and businesses.
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Qemu's Followers
11 developers follow Qemu to keep up with related blogs and decisions.
Albion Takami
Mixie-12
Bo4 Broly
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Jonathan Barber
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Mohamma76685757
Arun Kumar
shijunjing
Andris Jegorov