VMware Player


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VMware Player

A free runtime engine that enables virtual machines created in VMware software to run in a Windows machine. The Player enables users and technicians to test various virtual appliances before deciding on virtualizing their hardware with VMware. See VMware and virtual appliance.


VMware Player in Windows
This example shows the Ubuntu Linux operating system running in VMware Player in a Windows machine. Ubuntu, along with Apache OpenOffice and other Linux applications, is a virtual appliance downloaded from VMware's website.
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BYOPC with VMware Player 6 Plus - VMware Fusion 6 Professional is licensed to customers to use VMware Player 6 Plus to run restricted virtual machines created by VMware Fusion 6 Professional on Windows and Linux PCs.
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shows the VMware Player, a virtualization product, in a data center at EMC's headquarters in Hopkinton.
The first thing you'll need (assuming you use Windows as a host) is VMware Player. It's free from www.vmware.com and you install it like any Windows program.
Then, it's a simple task to launch VMware Player, direct it to the Ubuntu ISO and run the installation.
Virtual machines created with VMware Workstation can be deployed to VMware Player, a free new product that enables anyone to easily run, evaluate and share software in a virtual machine on a Windows or Linux PC, in addition to the enterprise-class VMware GSX Server and data center-class VMware ESX Server platforms.
The company also demonstrated the ability of its new VMware Player, a free product enabling software to be run, to read virtual machines through any Windows or Linux PC.
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