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VMware Workstation 6.5.3 Update Now Available for Download

Updated on September 28, 2009

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VMware Workstation is a professional level tool for creating, maintaining and running virtual machines.

If you are not sure what a virtual machine is, think of it as one operating system running inside a window on another operating system.

For example, if you own a PC, and would like to run the Mac Operating System OS X, you can do so using VMware Workstation or other Virtual Machine sofware.

VMware has recently released version 6.5.3 of their flagship product, VMware Workstation. This new release includes fixes for a variety of issues, and a number of enhancements, including fuller support for the Ubuntu 9.04 operating system.

Benefits of VMware Virtualization

There are many reasons why it can be useful to run a copy of one operating system inside of another:

  • After upgrading your main operating system, you can run incompatible legacy software on a virtual copy of your old operating system.
  • If you are a software developer, you can test your software on a variety of operating systems, without the need for purchasing separate physical computers.
  • If you are testing software, you can do so in a virtual machine, without exposing your main operating system to risk (remember, the guest operating system can be the same as the host operating system).
  • Virtual machines are portable ... create a custom virtual machine using VMware Workstation that has all your favourite software and preferences installed, and run it on any compatible computer with the free VMware Player.
  • Distribute identically configured virtual machines to employees or partners to keep a standardized working infrastructure that can be run on a variety of physical computers.

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    • Jason Seale profile image
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      Jason Seale 8 years ago from Stratford, Ontario, Canada

      Kerala, I will attempt to do so the moment I have the time. I remember how excited I was when I first realized the potential and figured out how to get started!

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      SEO Expert Kerala 8 years ago from KERALA

      Can you explain 'How to use VMware ?' or

      'Practical application of VM ware '?