VMware Player 4 Review - Free and powerful
Posted on: 07/19/2012 08:19 AM

Dedoimedo posted a review of VMware Player 4, a free cross-platform virtualization product tested on CentOS 6.2 64-bit with Puppy and Ubuntu guest operating systems

VMware Player 4 Review - Free and powerful

VMware Player is the very first virtualization product I ever used. Way back in late 2005 and early 2006, there were not that many mature or friendly desktop virtualization products available. VMware Player, at version 1.0, was all a fledgling geek could hope for, simple, elegant, bursting with possibilities, free no less. It was a rudimentary but fun ride. Fancy stuff like virtual machine creation, 3D acceleration and other sci-fi options did not exist back then; you had to use third-party tools. The program was just what its name suggested, a player. Fast forward to 2012, and we're at version 4.0.

Today, I am going to give you a proper review, seasoned with all the spice of virtualization I've accumulated over the years. We'll see how it works on CentOS 6.2, 64-bit and go through some of the features you can use. VMware Player is supposed to be the technology demonstrator intended to sway you over into buying the more powerful and infinitely more expensive VMware Workstation, but perhaps the Player is all you'll ever need.

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