VMware Ships Workstation 7 with Windows 7 Support, Improved 3D Graphics

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Grun

I use VM Workstation for its USB support which the open source Virtual Box doesn't have and neither did Windows Virtual PC.  The USB support makes it a lot easier to build virtual machines when many of the key apps or files you want to use reside on a MyBook or Thumb Drive vs. having to burn everything to a CD or downloading the files. Although I also bought it via their academic site which means it is only $99 and $59 for the upgrade from a previous version since qualify as grad student.

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dweeks

Hmm, something that Virtual Box does for free. Not sure why I would pay for VMWare. Especially since it never finds my USB keyboard.

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bskoreyko

 Does anyone know if this means COMPIZ can be used on a virtual machine? I see that VMware Workstation 7 supports OpenGL 2.1... if so I can eliminate my Linux Workstation and run it via VMware Workstation, that would be so sweet :) Not to mention I could run it along with other key apps across 3 screens, gotta LOVE ATI and Eyefinity... I know COMPIZ is pretty much Eye Candy but who cares?!?!?

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Techrocket9

I don't know about VMware, but it works great in the free VirtualBox.

 

 

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bathtbgin

I'm not sure if compiz will work but you can always download the trial and see for yourself.

 

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It seems as though the demand for free trials of both vmware fusion 3 and VMware Workstation 7 has been greater than anticpated and has lead to some problems with the licensing system.  You can DL the trial with no problem but you'll need to go to http://www.vmware.com/vmtn/planet/vmware/ to get a trial serial number if you want to power on the virtual machine.  

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