There are so many ways these days to start a local VM on the Mac that adding yet another one seems insane. And yet, Multipass from Canonical appeals to me the most. Especially when it's just a quick check that I need to make -- it's as simple as two commands and voilà, it's working and ready to roll.
With the new version I really am looking forward for starting automatically the instance via
multipass shell command -- it's safe to say that it was the only thing I was missing.
Please note that Multipass works solely with Ubuntu instances. It is cross-platform however and one can use it on Windows, macOS and Linux.