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

Paul Lilly

Hot on the heels of Windows 7's recent release, VMware today has made available its Workstation 7 desktop virtualization software with a handful of new features for software development and testing.

The new version supports both the 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows 7 and works with features in the Windows 7 interface, such as Flip 3D and Aero Peek. And according to VMware, installing Windows 7 on a virtual machine is easier than on a physical PC.

Several improvements were made in the latest release, which VMware claims will help developers, QA engineers, sales professionals, and IT admins cut back on hardware costs, as well as save time and resources by streamlining tasks. This includes new IDE integrations for SpringSource Tools Suite and Eclipse IDE for Java & C/C++, the ability to run up to four virtual CPUs and 32GB of RAM dedicated to each virtual machine, and improved 3D graphics capabilities with DirectX 9.0c Shader Model 3 and OpenGL 2.1 support.

Workstation is available now direct from from VMware for $189, or $99 if upgrading from a previous version.

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