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VMware Workstation Player 17.0

VMware Player

VMware Player is the easiest way to run multiple operating systems at the same time on your computer.

With its user-friendly interface, VMware Player makes it effortless for anyone to try out Windows 10, Chrome OS or the latest Linux releases, or to create virtual "sandboxes" to test pre-release software in. VMware Player can also be used to run a virtual copy of an old PC so that you can recycle the old machines you have under your desk or stored in the closet.

  • Run multiple operating systems simultaneously on a single computer
  • Experience the benefits of preconfigured products without any installation or configuration hassles
  • Share data between host computer and virtual machine
  • Run 32- and 64-bit virtual machines
  • Use 3rd-party pre-configured virtual machines and images
  • Share data between the host computer and virtual machine
  • Broad host and guest operating system support
  • Support for USB 2.0 devices
  • Gain easy access to virtual machines via an intuitive home page interface

Changes in VMware Workstation Player 17.0:

  • New Guest Operating System Support
  • Microsoft Windows 11
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2022
  • RHEL 9
  • Debian 11.x
  • Ubuntu 22.04

New Virtual Trusted Platform Module 2.0

  • Workstation Player now offers a virtual Trusted Platform Module (version 2.0) device to support Windows 11 and other operating systems that require a TPM.

Support for Encryption

  • You can now encrypt a virtual machine to secure it from unauthorized use in Workstation Player.

New Full or Fast Encryption features

  • You can now choose between security (Full) and performance (Fast) options for encyption.

Improved Graphics Support: OpenGL 4.3

  • Workstation Player now supports OpenGL 4.3 for the virtual machines.

Support for WDDM 1.2

  • Workstation Player now supports WDDM (Windows Display Driver Model) version 1.2 for the virtual machines.

Product Support Notices

  • The option to map or mount a virtual disk to a drive on the host system is no longer available in Workstation Player.

Resolved Issues

  • For the Fedora 64-bit guest operating system, you cannot specify the firmware
  • When you try to create a virtual machine with Fedora 64-bit guest operating system, you do not get the option to choose between UEFI and BIOS firmware in the New Virtual Machine Wizard.
  • USBarbitrator64.exe on the Host is crashing while searching Bluetooth devices inside the guest virtual machine
  • When you try to add a Bluetooth device to a virtual machine, USBArbitrator.exe on the Host crashes, and the Bluetooth device fails to connect to the virtual machine.
  • Cannot open multiple virtual machines at the same time
  • If more than one virtual machine runs and shares a common VM directory, you cannot open more than one such virtual machine at the same time.
  • Unclear images appear on the Microsoft Edge browser
  • On a virtual machine with Windows guest operating system, unclear images appear on the Microsoft Edge browser.
  • Security Issues

Security Issues

  • OpenSSL has been updated to 1.1.1q.
  • Python has been updated to 3.10.4.
  • Libgcrypt has been updated to 1.10.0.
  • zlib has been updated to 1.2.12.
  • Expat has been updated to 2.4.9.

Download: VMware Workstation Player 17.0 | 577.0 MB (Free for personal use)
View: VMware Player Website

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