VMware Workstation 6.5 and new Player out

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  1. rendez2k

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  3. pandlouk

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    Yeah! Finally DirectX 9 is supported by default. :D

    More info here: https://www.vmware.com/support/ws65/doc/releasenotes_ws65.html

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    Just tested the Unity mode in player at work and I quite like it! I just need to test now how well application interact with the host.
     
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    Updated proper, subscription upgrade - Workstation 6.5, no issues.

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    Umm.. advice please
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    I'm not sure if I have to pay, or what to pay. to get from current 6.0.5 109488 build to 6.5 ?
     
  7. Mrkvonic

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    Hello,
    Looks like I'm gonna cough out some money ... time to buy ...
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    So does DX9 support mean full DX9 - ie. game can be played, full support for graphics cards etc?
     
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    Longboard,

    free ugrades are usually upto a .5 of a version

    upgradges from the previous version 5.x is around 1/2 price.
     
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  10. Mrkvonic

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    Hello,
    Does Workstation also come with the web interface?
    Just tried VMware Server 2.0 - the web interface is horrible ...
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  11. Peter2150

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    Not sure what you mean by web interface?

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  12. farmerlee

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    Thankfully no. That server 2 web interface is terrible imo. The workstation 6.5 interface looks the same as before.
     
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    Hello,

    I meant management via web interface. Horribly slow, a memory hog, oogly ...
    Good then, then I will be willing to pay for the Workstation ... as soon as I buy me a new "abuse" machine.

    I thought along the lines of a laptop with 4-8gb ram, fast hard drives and running a couple of distros, alongside workstation, openvz and such ... will be interesting ...

    Mrk
     
  14. farmerlee

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    That should run sweet. My laptop runs a core 2 extreme x9000 cpu @ 2.8ghz, 4gb ram, 2 x 200gb performance hd's with vista 64 and vmware runs great. The most i ever need to run is 3 or 4 vm's and it handles that fine.
     
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    Is this version faster than VirtualBox? So far I've found VB is smaller, easier and faster but I don't know all the advanced VmWare features.
     
  16. Meriadoc

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    Then this(VMWare) would be a great place to start - PDF/HTML Docs.
     
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    Personally i don't see a noticeable difference between vmware and virtualbox when it comes to performance. Both are fairly easy to use imo however i prefer to use vmware due to it having certain features not found in virtualbox. That being said for the average user virtualbox is more than sufficient.
     
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    Has anyone used the new features?..new layout better?
     
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    Quite possible that this is no longer of any interest/on the radar; but there was/is a FREE upgrade from 6.0.xxx to V6.5
    :)
    LOL, took me a while to get to it...:blink:

    http://www.vmware.com/products/ws/faqs.html#c749
    http://www.vmware.com/download/ws/

    Installed over the top: no issues.
    couple of reboots.
    Very complete uninstall of previous versions: very professional indeed.
    Picked up the license key no probs...now... vroom...off to rtfm.
    Might need some translation help...:cautious: :)
    :thumb:
     
  21. Mrkvonic

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    Hello,

    They did not bundle tomcat and the whole java through-web-gui thingue somewhere into the workstation, I most sincerely hope? Now that it's been out, what do you say?

    I'm planning on spending some money, and I'd like not to be disappointed...

    Mrk
     
  22. farmerlee

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    I don't think they bundled that stuff in, if it is then it must be hidden away somewhere i haven't delved that deep into all the option/features. If you liked the old version 6 then you'll love 6.5. Its not hugely different but the added features have made a great product even better.
     
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    Echo that : even on a first acquaintance...looking nice: the same so to speak but better.
    heh: that should do it :cool:

    There have been developments in the linux host install for v6.5 see Pedro's link:
    http://www.linux.com/feature/150084
     
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