VMware Workstation 8.0.3 Full A few years ago running virtualisation tools was a bit of a disaster, particularly when the virtual operating system had to emulate the CPU, graphics card and shared memory with your system. On a single-core machine, this resulted in severe slow-down. Using Windows on a PowerPC Mac was just not feasible apart from testing software.
These days running a virtual version an operating system is practical. There’s no reason why you couldn’t run and test Windows 7 on your XP machine or vice-versa, using an old copy of Windows XP on your Windows 7 machine, to test software before you install on your primary operating system.
More Reasons at a Glance
Backed by over a decade of proven engineering, VMware Workstation is trusted by users worldwide. VMware Workstation is the winner of over 50 awards including the 2010 Redmond Magazine Readers Choice Award and the 2011 Dr. Dobb’s Jolt Product Excellence Award, and has been inducted into the Jolt Hall of Fame.
Run Multi-tiered Applications on a Single PC
Manage multiple, network-connected virtual machines with Folders. Folders make it easy to start and run complex multi-tier enterprise applications on a single PC with just a click of the mouse.
Snapshots and Clones: The Ultimate Time Saver
Snapshots preserve the state of a virtual machine so you can return to it at any time. Snapshots are useful when you need to revert your virtual machine to a prior, stable system state. Workstation makes it easy to find and revert to a previously saved snapshot.
Installing operating systems and applications can be time consuming. With clones, you can make many copies of a virtual machine from the baseline installation and configuration. This makes it fast and simple to maintain standardized computing environments for employees and students, or to create a baseline configuration for testing.
Recycle Old Hardware
Quickly and easily convert all those Microsoft Windows and Linux-based physical PCs sitting under or around your desk into VMware Workstation virtual machines. Get all the benefits of virtualization while freeing up desk space and hardware.
Protect from Prying Eyes
Protect your virtual machines from prying eyes with 256-bit AES encryption.