VMware Workstation 7 released to the public today

Posted by on October 28, 2009 in VMware, Workstation | 0 comments

A product beloved by many has advanced with a long list of improvements. I’ve been using it since I was invited to the technology preview and I think it’s taken a huge step forward.  One of my favorite features of the new version being a Virtual Admin is it’s native support to run ESX installs withing VM Workstation. In prior releases it was possible with some manual tweaks of the vmx file. This also is the 10 year anniversary of the workstation product.

  • Best in Class Windows 7 Support. VMware Workstation 7 is optimized for maximum performance when running on 32-bit and 64-bit Windows 7 PCs and works seamlessly with Flip 3D and Aero Peek to show live virtual machine activity.
  • The Best 3D Graphics. Run even more 3D applications with support for Windows Aero, DirectX 9.0c Shader Model 3 and OpenGL 2.1 in Windows virtual machines.
  • Features Designed for Professionals. VMware Workstation 7 streamlines software development and testing with new IDE integrations for the SpringSource Tools Suite and Eclipse IDE for Java & C/C++ along with Record Replay Debugging improvements that make it faster to find non-deterministic bugs.
  • Most Advanced Virtualization Capabilities. Run 32-bit and 64-bit operating systems with up to four virtual CPUs and 32GB of RAM dedicated to each virtual machine.

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