Create virtualized environments with these five apps

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4. VMware Player

The freeware (for non-commercial use) cousin of VMware Workstation, Player has added more features over the years. Lately, the product name has become somewhat of a misnomer, since you can now create full-fledged virtual machines, much like its bigger brother. The VMware Unity mode allows for seamless integration of the VM right onto your host desktop, which arguably is superior to VirtualBox's implementation of the same technique. Commercial use is subject to license fees starting at $99.99.

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