has released VMware Player version 1.0.0-final for Windows and Linux. VMware Player runs virtual machines (VM’s) created by VMware Workstation, GSX Server or ESX Server. It also supports VM’s created with Virtual PC and Virtual Server from Microsoft. VMware also released version 1.0.0 of their free Browser Appliance VM running Ubuntu Linux 5.10 with Mozilla Firefox 1.07 and 1.5.
VMware Player 1.0 Released
Submitted by Rich Thornell 2005-12-13 OS News 15 Comments
Vmware targets commercial environments with it’s Vmware workstation. I think this is really cool that they are giving away Vmware player for free.
At this point, somebody can downlonad Vmware workstation, install their os of choice, then uninstall vmware workstation and install vmware player and use it indefinitly.
It would be nice if they just integrated it into Vmware Workstation and when the 30 day liscense expires you have full use of your virtual machines but cannot install any more virtual machines. but that could lower their revenue.
I’m all for OSS, but when a proprietary software comes about that I can’t live without, I will buy it, Vmware is one of those products.
Great job Vmware team, keep up the good work and thanks for the free (beer) use of your virtual machine.
Edited 2005-12-13 03:49