Compare Docker-OSX vs OSX-KVM and see what are their differences.


Run macOS VM in a Docker! Run near native OSX-KVM in Docker! X11 Forwarding! CI/CD for OS X Security Research! Docker mac Containers. (by sickcodes)


Run macOS on QEMU/KVM. With OpenCore + Big Sur + Monterey + Ventura support now! Only commercial (paid) support is available now to avoid spammy issues. No Mac system is required. (by kholia)
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The number of mentions indicates the total number of mentions that we've tracked plus the number of user suggested alternatives.
Stars - the number of stars that a project has on GitHub. Growth - month over month growth in stars.
Activity is a relative number indicating how actively a project is being developed. Recent commits have higher weight than older ones.
For example, an activity of 9.0 indicates that a project is amongst the top 10% of the most actively developed projects that we are tracking.


Posts with mentions or reviews of Docker-OSX. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2023-03-11.


Posts with mentions or reviews of OSX-KVM. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2023-02-02.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing Docker-OSX and OSX-KVM you can also consider the following projects:

macOS-Simple-KVM - Tools to set up a quick macOS VM in QEMU, accelerated by KVM.

lima - Linux virtual machines, typically on macOS, for running containerd


OpenCore-Install-Guide - Repo for the OpenCore Install Guide

OSX_GVT-D - Guide to pass iGPU to MacOS KVM guest.

macOS-KVM - Streamlined macOS QEMU KVM Hackintosh configuration using OpenCore and libvirt


barrier - Open-source KVM software

xhyve - xhyve, a lightweight OS X virtualization solution

truecharts - Community App Catalog for TrueNAS SCALE [Moved to:]

HomeBrew - 🍺 The missing package manager for macOS (or Linux)