VMware Workstation 6.0.1 for Windows

VMware Workstation is powerful desktop virtualization software for software developers/testers and enterprise IT professionals that runs multiple operating systems simultaneously on a single PC. Users can run Windows, Linux, NetWare, or Solaris x86 in fully networked, portable virtual machines - no rebooting or hard drive partitioning required. VMware Workstation delivers excellent performance and advanced features such as memory optimization and the ability to manage multi-tier configurations and multiple snapshots.

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Well its cool VMWARE I love it! Slackware,Ubuntu,MAC, running in my VMW but I have questions.. Can I boot from a VM? and can share my music between different WMV OS? Greetings!

I don't understand charging money for the Workstation version.

The VMware Server is free, and does everything the Workstation version does (as far as I know), plus a whole lot more.

Xenomorph said,
I don't understand charging money for the Workstation version.

The VMware Server is free, and does everything the Workstation version does (as far as I know), plus a whole lot more.

Well one of the differences between Server and Workstation is that Workstation has 3d acceleration which will allow you to play some 3d DirectX 8.1 games without shader acceleration/emulation.

Server doesn't have 3d acceleration capabilities for DirectX 8.1 games and Apps although Vmware player does. Also with Server you can access it remotely from another location, I don't know if Workstation contains this feature or not.

Workstation does have some features that are not in Server or Player, but if all you want is basic "run a VM" functionality, then either of the free products will work for you.

For example, for developers wanting to work on different platforms, the Virtual Debugger is cool. It also has some state record/replay functionality that I don't think there is in the other products, and the ability to mount VMware disks as drives on the host (which might be in Server but I don't think is in Player). There are other things as well, look at the web site.

VMware Workstation machines can act as VNC servers so you can connect to them remotely and lets you run machines in the background, since version 6.0.