This week, VMware made its machine virtualization technology more accessible by releasing a free VMware Player product that lets users run single instances of virtual machines (VMs) on their PCs. VMware Player can’t create VMs, however, so you’ll still need to use VMware Workstation or one of the company’s server products for that task. But with VMware Player, corporations now have a lightweight client they can deploy to workers. Because of this, we might just see Linux distributions offer their products in VMware formats so that individuals can evaluate these Linux versions on their Windows desktops.

Personally, most of my virtual disks are on ESX. Occasionally, I want to run these on my laptop so that instead of installing VMware Workstation I can get away with just the VMware Player.

Link:

    Requires Free Membership to View

http://www.vmware.com/products/player/

This was first published in October 2005

There are Comments. Add yours.

 
TIP: Want to include a code block in your comment? Use <pre> or <code> tags around the desired text. Ex: <code>insert code</code>

REGISTER or login:

Forgot Password?
By submitting you agree to receive email from TechTarget and its partners. If you reside outside of the United States, you consent to having your personal data transferred to and processed in the United States. Privacy
Sort by: OldestNewest

Forgot Password?

No problem! Submit your e-mail address below. We'll send you an email containing your password.

Your password has been sent to:

Disclaimer: Our Tips Exchange is a forum for you to share technical advice and expertise with your peers and to learn from other enterprise IT professionals. TechTarget provides the infrastructure to facilitate this sharing of information. However, we cannot guarantee the accuracy or validity of the material submitted. You agree that your use of the Ask The Expert services and your reliance on any questions, answers, information or other materials received through this Web site is at your own risk.