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VMware Player 2.5.1

File size: 48.73MB

License: Freeware

Operating Systems: Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/XP64/Vista64

HomePage: http://www.vmware.com/products/player/

FAQs: http://www.vmware.com/products/player/faqs.html

VMware Player lets you evaluate new or pre-release software contained in virtual machines, without any installation or configuration hassles. You can also share existing virtual machines with colleagues or friends just use VMware Player to run any virtual machine.

A virtual machine is a computer defined in software. It's like running a PC on your PC. VMware Player runs any virtual machine created by VMware Workstation, GSX Server or ESX Server. VMware Player also supports Microsoft virtual machines and Symantec LiveState Recovery disk formats.

Copy and paste. Copy text and files between the virtual machine and the host PC.

Drag and drop. Drag and drop files between a Windows host PC and a Windows virtual machine.

Integrated Google Search. VMware Player includes Google search capabilities, fully integrated for conveniently searching the web without launching a browser.


*Run 32- and 64-bit virtual machines

Run a wide variety of 32- and 64-bit operating systems such as Microsoft Windows, Red Hat, SUSE, Ubuntu and FreeBSD.

*Leverage 2-way Virtual SMP

Users can run virtual machines with multiple CPUs to experience improved performance when working with multi-threaded, resource-intensive software.

*Use 3rd-party virtual machines and images

Open Microsoft virtual machines, Symantec Backup Exec System Recovery (formerly called Live State Recovery) images, Norton Ghost 10 images, Norton Save & Restore images, StorageCraft ShadowProtect images, and Acronis True Image images. In this process, the initial virtual machine or image is left untouched in its native format and any modifications are saved in a much smaller VMware-formatted file that is linked to the initial image.

*Share data between host computer and virtual machine

Copy text and files between the virtual machine and the host PC. Drag and drop files between a Windows host PC and a Windows virtual machine. Or, enable Shared Folders to seamlessly access data on your host computer.

*Broad host and guest operating system support

Run any of the over 60 supported 32- and 64-bit guest operating systems including Vista, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10, SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10, Ubuntu 6.10, Ubuntu 7.04, Ubuntu 8.04, and many more.

*Support for USB 2.0 devices

Use peripherals that require high-speed performance in your VMs, such as MP3 Players and fast storage devices.

*Get appliance info at start-up

Start a virtual appliance in the appliance view to review brief description and other relevant information provided by the appliance author.

*Gain easy access to virtual machines via intuitive home page interface

Leverage an intuitive home page interface that lets you open existing virtual machines or browse the VMware Virtual Appliance Marketplace to download any of the over 900 virtual appliances. Virtual appliances are pre-built, pre-configured and ready-to-run enterprise software applications packaged along with an operating system within virtual machines.

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