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VMware Player

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  • 7.8
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  • 98
Softonic
  • 9
  • Excellent
  • Excellent
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License:
Free
Language:
English
OS:
  • Windows 98
  • Windows 98 SE
  • Windows ME
  • Windows 2000
  • Windows XP
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8
  • Windows 8.1
Latest version:
6.0.0.1295980 04/09/13
Last month's downloads:
4,971
Size:
93.9 MB
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VMware Player is fully compatible with:

  • Windows 98
  • Windows 98 SE
  • Windows ME
  • Windows 2000
  • Windows XP
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8
  • Windows 8.1

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Minimum requirements
Minimum Recommended
Processor: 400 MHz 500 MHz
Memory: 512 MB 1,0 MB
Free space: 150 MB
Registration: Free registration: Publisher's website
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Available languages

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Versions of VMware Player

All versions of VMware Player
Version License Language O.S. Download
VMware Player 6.0.0.1295980 04/09/13 Free English
  • Windows 98
  • Windows 98 SE
  • Windows ME
  • Windows 2000
  • Windows XP
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8
  • Windows 8.1
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VMware Player 4.0.0 15/06/12 Free English
  • Windows 98
  • Windows 98 SE
  • Windows ME
  • Windows 2000
  • Windows XP
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8
  • Windows 8.1
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VMware Player 3.1.4.385536 06/10/11 Free English
  • Windows 98
  • Windows 98 SE
  • Windows ME
  • Windows 2000
  • Windows XP
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8
  • Windows 8.1
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VMware Player 2.5.2 19/06/13 Free English
  • Windows 98
  • Windows 98 SE
  • Windows ME
  • Windows 2000
  • Windows XP
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8
  • Windows 8.1
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VMware Player 2.5 19/06/13 Free English
  • Windows 98
  • Windows 98 SE
  • Windows ME
  • Windows 2000
  • Windows XP
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8
  • Windows 8.1
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Limitations

Run a totally independent virtual PC in your computer

Elena Santos

Recent changes

  • Linux guests running the Linux kernel version 2.6.34 or later could not be pinged from the host via an IPv6 address
  • On rare occasions, Linux guests would suddenly fail to Autofit or enter Unity
  • Unity mode would exit if the title bar of an application contained certain non UTF-8 encoded extended ASCII characters
  • On Windows hosts, the VMware Player user interface sometimes became unresponsive when minimized from full-screen mode if the suggestion balloon was being displayed
  • On Windows hosts, the user interface sometimes became unresponsive if the application was rendered on an extended display that was abruptly disconnected

Review last updated: 15/06/12

Pros
  • Test a new OS and new software without risks
  • Easy to set up and run
  • Can easily share data with the host system
  • Lets you create virtual machines
Cons
  • High system requirements

VMware Player is free software that enables PC users to easily run any virtual machine on a Windows or Linux PC.

VMware Player runs virtual machines created by VMware Workstation, GSX Server or ESX Server and also supports Microsoft virtual machines and Symantec LiveState Recovery disk formats.

"Allows You To Use Other Operating Systems In Windows"

  • 9.0
  • 9.0
  • usability9
  • Stability7
  • Installation7
  • Functionality9
  • Appearance8

If your someone who likes to try things before committing to installing them than VMWare player is for you. It allows you to install different virtual machines onto you computer without installing the software itself. For instance you can use Ubuntu inside VMWare player. You can log in, and do everything like you would if you had Ubuntu itself installed on your computer. This is especially useful for testing software or operating systems before committing to using them.

The only downsides to VMWare Player is the fact there are as many different virtual machines as you would like. The only other true downside to VMWare Player is it can cause your internet connection to become unstable.

I recommend only installig VMWare Player for testing new things out. I don't recommend it as a replacement for other software or Operating Systems. Remember Virtual Machine means it's Virtual so it's not really installed on your computer so your not using the true software or Operating System itself, your merely testing it.

Pros
  • Allows You To Test Different Software And Operating Systems
  • You Can Run The Virtual Machines Just Like The Real Thing
  • Free
Cons
  • Can Effect Internet Connectivity
  • Limited Virtual Machines To Choose From
  • Virtual Machines Aren't Always Up-To-Date

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