VMware Workstation 8.0.1

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  1. Triple Helix

    Triple Helix Webroot Product Advisor

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    VMware Workstation 8.0.1 Release Notes:

    VMware Workstation 8.0.1 | 11 17 2011 | Build 528992
    Last updated: 17 NOV 2011
    Check frequently for additions and updates to these release notes.


    What's New

    Highlights of VMware Workstation 8.0.1 functionality include:
    • Graphics performance and compatibility enhancements.
    • Improvements in creating and using shared virtual machines and remote virtual machines.
    • Ubuntu 11.10 is officially supported as a guest operating system.
    • Disk and memory management issues have been addressed.
    • Many customer-reported issues have been resolved.
    VMware Workstation 8.0.1 is a free update for all VMware Workstation 8 users.


    Prior Releases of Workstation

    Known problems from prior releases of VMware Workstation are described in the release notes for each release. To view release notes for the prior releases of VMware Workstation, see VMware Workstation 8.
    Resolved Issues

    The following sections list the resolved issues in VMware Workstation 8.0.1.
    • Windows 7 guest installation failed after powering on the virtual machine with the error A required CD/DVD drive device driver is missing. If you have a driver floppy disk, CD, DVD, or USB flash drive, please insert it now.
    • VMware Tools failed with the message VMware Tools unrecoverable error.
    • VMware Tools failed to start in Fedora 15 guests.
    • An Ubuntu 11.10 guest crashed with a signal 11 error if you installed or upgraded VMware Tools.
    • On hosts with Nvidia GeForce and Quadro video cards, some of the clouds in the Unigine Heaven Benchmark application were drawn solid black.
    • Easy Install did not properly function on Ubuntu 11.10.
    • If remote virtual machines were open, you could not shut down the Windows hosts.
    • When transitioning from Full Screen mode to Exclusive mode, the Full Screen toolbar sometimes failed to hide.
    • Host memory reservation restrictions on Windows hosts are more relaxed in VMware Workstation 8.0.1 than in previous versions of VMware Workstation.
    • CD/DVD mount Linux.iso failed while installing VMware Tools in Ubuntu 11.10 guests.
    • The AltGr key was not working in an Ubuntu guest in Unity mode when the host and guest keyboards were both set to a layout that contained the AltGr key.

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  2. wat0114

    wat0114 Guest

    Thank you for the heads up Triple Helix :)
     
  3. Triple Helix

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    Your welcome!

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    TH
     
  4. xxJackxx

    xxJackxx Registered Member

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    This runs the Windows 8 Developer Preview quite nicely. Now if I could only say I liked that... it takes too long to find anything. I hope the upcoming Windows 8 beta is a little more polished. I also wish they would make VMWare Tools as easy to install in Linux as the VirtualBox Tools are.
     
  5. wat0114

    wat0114 Guest

    That makes at least two of us, Jack :thumb:
     
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