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



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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.



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



 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?!?!?



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




An army of pacifists can be defeated by one man with the will to fight.



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




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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