VMWare Workstation 7

loocas | miscellaneous,opinions,software,technical | Friday, October 30th, 2009

VMware Workstation 7 Banner

I just upgraded my VMware Workstation to the latest version, 7.

Apart from the obvious CPU number and memory limit upgrades, the most obvious and, frankly, coolest features are support for 3D graphics and DirectX. This means that not only can we test 3D applications inside virtual machines, play 3D games, but also get fully functional Aero experience (for those who like to heavily customize), which is really great. Also, in 7, we now get an official support for, you guessed it, Windows 7 (installing RTM as I’m writing this article) ;)

It’s really a great update, especially considering the accelerated 3D features. If you already own VMware 5.x or 6.x, the upgrade is $99 USD, for new users to VMWare, the full retail price is $189 USD, which is still pretty good, if you really need a virtualized environment.

VMware Workstation 7 Running Windows 7 Business x64

1 Comment »

  1. You should give VirtualBox a spin, although not a complete VmWare clone, it’s still pretty darn impressive what you get for free. It runs nicely and does also have 3d acceleration support, though only for OpenGL.

    Comment by Simon — November 21, 2009 @ 00:03

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