VMware Workstation 7

Winner of more than 50 industry awards, VMware Workstation transforms the way technical professionals develop, test, demo, and deploy software. Innovative features help software developers, QA engineers, sales professionals, and IT administrators to reduce hardware cost, save time, minimize risk, and streamline tasks that save time and improve productivity.

What's New

  • Ultimate Desktop Virtualization Product for Windows 7 - Run Windows 7 in a virtual machine with the industry’s first support for Windows Aero 3D graphics.
  • Best 3D Graphics Just Got Better - Run even more 3D applications with support for DirectX 9.0c Shader Model 3 and OpenGL 2.13D graphics in Windows virtual machines.
  • Most Advanced Virtualization Platform - Create virtual machines with up to 4 virtual processors or 4 virtual cores and up to 32GB of memory per virtual machine.
  • Features Professionals Cannot Live Without -
  • Protect from Prying Eyes - Protect your virtual machines from prying eyes with 256-bit AES encryption.
  • Printing that Just Works - Driver-less printing makes your PC printers automatically accessible to your Windows and Linux VMsâ€"no configuration or drivers required.
  • Go Back in Time - AutoProtect luckily automatically takes snapshots at set intervals, protecting you from unexpected bumps in the road, making it’s easy to go back in time to when things were good.
  • Free Up System Resources - Pause a virtual machine to free up CPU resources for use by other running virtual machines or demanding applications.
View: VMware Workstation 7 Overview
Download: Trial Download (Requires registration) - 271 MB (Linux 32-bit), 277 MB (Linux 64-bit), 512 MB (Windows 32- and 64-bit)

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VMware Player 7 on a Windows Host with Fedora 12 Beta working very well using open-vm-tools from the RPM Fusion repository. Drag and drop, Unity, and full screen dual monitor spanning works flawlessly.

Open Office is a great free software instead of expensive MS Office. Suits the need of almost every average user.

tomjol said,
And few of the needs of the competent user. Give me MS Office any day.

+1. To someone that makes good use of MS Office features, Open Office just doesn't even scratch the surface.

catch up? virtualbox is just a free analog, which is far behind in technologies. it's like openoffice vs microsoft office...

coth said,
catch up? virtualbox is just a free analog, which is far behind in technologies. it's like openoffice vs microsoft office...

virtualbox is garbage
simple things like copying VM's in VB requires going tot he command line
VMware is years ahead of it

At Microsofts PDC convention they showed off a VM that was running Crysis, whilst the VM was being moved from one server cluster to another. There was hardly any drop in performance.

There was also another demo if a 1080p movie being played full screen via RDC from a VM, whilst that VM was also being moved. Again, there was nothing noticeable in the video.

Odom said,
At Microsofts PDC convention they showed off a VM that was running Crysis, whilst the VM was being moved from one server cluster to another. There was hardly any drop in performance.

There was also another demo if a 1080p movie being played full screen via RDC from a VM, whilst that VM was also being moved. Again, there was nothing noticeable in the video.


Nice. Though I'm sure that wasn't running VMWare Workstation :P

i have tried to download vmware player 3.0 , but even after registration its asking for Confirmation/Activation "of mail sent by vmware team", but have't received any mail even after 10 hrs yet.

Premvik said,
i have tried to download vmware player 3.0 , but even after registration its asking for Confirmation/Activation "of mail sent by vmware team", but have't received any mail even after 10 hrs yet.

Same here. Even clicked the resend email link. I got the account created email no problem.

I hope their ultimate goal is that instead of OS, one will install VMware and then install any OS into it and use all those features like "Go Back in Time", etc. That would be cool Backup then would be as easy as copying one file.

Though rather than installing two separate things, if I were Microsoft I'd simply buy this feature from them. It's too useful.

Xire said,
I hope their ultimate goal is that instead of OS, one will install VMware and then install any OS into it and use all those features like "Go Back in Time", etc. That would be cool Backup then would be as easy as copying one file.

that's pretty much what VMWare ESXi does. You install it on the native hardware and then plop your OSes on top of it.

Xire said,
I hope their ultimate goal is that instead of OS, one will install VMware and then install any OS into it and use all those features like "Go Back in Time", etc. That would be cool Backup then would be as easy as copying one file.

ESX does that. Put a couple of Blades together, put ESX on them, and you can host a bunch of VM's. You can then take snapshots and restore them at any time.
VMWare Workstation is the version you install on a desktop, but it won't prevent you from running anything you like on it.