I find myself extremely interested in setting up a virtual environment in order to experiment with WinVista. I now use WinXP and I don't want to even think about replacing XP until I can do my own experimenting with Vista and my often-used apps. Please let's not get into a Vista vs XP discussion. This is only mentioned because I want to use virtualization software ('virtualware') to evaluate if Vista is worth serious permanent consideration (for me). In this regard, I am learning that there is free virtualiware such as VirtualPC, Virtual Box and VM Player. Then there's rather expensive virtualware, such as VMware Workstation (the subject of another recent thread in this forum). So what I would like to know is what features/benefits (for my intended use) does VMware Workstation offer that the free 'virtualwares' do not? Thanks & Happy New Year!