VMware Workstation 4

Discussion in 'sandboxing & virtualization' started by Patrice, Jun 7, 2003.

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  1. Patrice

    Patrice Registered Member

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    Hello everyone,

    Are you testing a lot of different softwares and OS on your computer? Are you even using multiple computers for that? And are you using backup tools for that all the time? If so, then have a look at VMware Workstation 4 which could be a nice replacement for them.

    VMware Workstation is powerful virtual machine software for the desktop. Optimized for the power user, VMware Workstation runs multiple operating systems -- including Microsoft Windows, Linux, and Novell NetWare -- simultaneously on a single PC in fully networked, portable virtual machines. VMware Workstation provides more choice, greater flexibility, and more powerful functionality than any other virtual machine software in the marketplace today.

    How does it work:

    VMware Workstation works by enabling multiple operating systems and their applications to run concurrently on a single physical machine. These operating systems and applications are isolated in secure virtual machines that co-exist on a single piece of hardware. The VMware virtualization layer maps the physical hardware resources to the virtual machine's resources, so each virtual machine has its own CPU, memory, disks, I/O devices, etc. Virtual machines are the full equivalent of a standard x86 machine.

    http://www.vmware.com/products/desktop/img/ws_arch.gif

    If you look for further information, check out this site:

    http://www.vmware.com/products/desktop/ws_features.html

    Best regards,

    Patrice
     
  2. wizard

    wizard Registered Member

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    VMWare is a really nice tool. But what I don't like about it is the price. It is way out of the budget of a normal home user.... :(

    wizard
     
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