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VMware

VMware allows you to run 'virtual machines' inside a Linux host. It is not an emulator. It provides a virtual computer within the host which can boot whichever OS you decide to put on the filesystem image that is used as a harddrive. It will run DOS 6.22, Win 3.1, Win9x, WinNT/2000/XP/2003, Linux, Novell, and more. The only main requirement is a 400 MHz or better machine, along with lots of RAM (128M minimum, 256M recommended).

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Recent releases

  •  14 Jun 2012 12:56

    Release Notes: A memory corruption when loading Checkpoint files has been fixed. (This security issue has been reported as CVE-2012-3288.) A remote device denial of service has been fixed. (This security issue has been reported as CVE-2012-3289.) Various minor guest issues have been resolved.

    •  14 Jun 2012 12:56

      Release Notes: A memory corruption when loading Checkpoint files has been fixed. (This security issue has been reported as CVE-2012-3288.) A remote device denial of service has been fixed. (This security issue has been reported as CVE-2012-3289.) Various minor guest issues have been resolved.

      •  14 May 2012 19:14

        Release Notes: An out-of-bounds memory write (reported as CVE-2012-2449) and an unchecked memory write (reported as CVE-2012-2450) were resolved. ACLs on PID files were improved. An unrecoverable error in releasing input from the guest to the host was fixed. Certain copy/paste and shared folder issues were fixed.

        •  14 May 2012 19:12

          Release Notes: An out-of-bounds memory write (reported as CVE-2012-2449) and an unchecked memory write (reported as CVE-2012-2450) were resolved. ACLs on PID files were improved. An unrecoverable error in releasing input from the guest to the host was fixed. Certain copy/paste and shared folder issues were fixed.

          •  24 Nov 2011 21:14

            Release Notes: Graphics performance and compatibility enhancements were made. Improvements in creating and using shared and remote virtual machines were made. Ubuntu 11.10 was added to the officially supported guest operating systems. Disk and memory management issues were addressed. Several bugs were fixed.

            Recent comments

            23 Aug 2009 23:12 PeteC

            I realy love VMware, it is a great virtualization tool.

            Visit http://www.sertec.ca/howtos/VMware-server.html for a great Linux install procedure. It will help anyone who wants to install VMware on a CentOS Linux distribution.

            Also check out the other howtos, procedures and guides at:
            http://www.sertec.ca/EN-Howtos.html

            Pete

            15 May 2008 17:46 hendersj

            Love this product
            Been a user of VMware Workstation since the 2.0.x days - one minor correction to your description, though - it doesn't run "Novell", it runs "NetWare". Novell is a company; NetWare is one product delivered by the company, along with SUSE Linux and several other non-operating system products.

            11 Nov 2007 06:28 vmguru007

            Re: VMWare
            Hi,

            VMware definetly rock the free server one and the Virtual Infrastructure version one. I have run all type of Linux guest OS in it. from Slackware, Ubuntu, and Redhat 3, 4, 5. All of them run quite stable and fast in it. I was always quite happy with it. I have actually implemented their VI3 to virtualize the full infrastructure of one ISP. It work really well. That does not mean there no other good virtualization software availables.


            > Tried the beta on a p-ii/233, running RH
            > 5.2, 2.0.36 kernel, 196MB RAM. I
            > allocated a 1 GB disk file and 64M RAM
            > to Win95 installed from an OEM CDROM.
            > Installation and operation were and have
            > been flawless. Very impressive product.
            > I still must use two applications that
            > are not available (yet!) for Linux -
            > FPGA design tools - under Win95. This
            > setup is very usable. There is a
            > noticable performance hit on the Windows
            > performance. Linux reports 90+% CPU
            > allocated to vmware when Windows is
            > actually doing something but at a very
            > high nice level (14 - 19- seems to
            > vary). The load average stays below 1.0
            > unless I do something on Linux at the
            > same time.
            >
            > Has anyone tried this on a K6-2? The
            > vmware page indicates Windows has
            > problems (unrelated to vmware) on k6's.
            > Any insites?
            >
            > Thanks.


            14 Jul 2006 03:02 barsnick

            VMware Server vs. VMware Workstation
            For those of you who are wondering about the differences between VMware Server and VMware Workstation, do check out this article:

            http://kontrawize.blogs.com/kontrawize/2006/03/vmware_server_v.html (kontrawize blog)

            24 Nov 2005 17:55 tomfm

            Re: So it is not possible yet to have an OS on a Windows machine
            For running Linux under NT, just get User Mode Linux. You can connect to the Linux system under NT using a VNC viewer or Cygwin's X11 server.

            (If none of that makes sense to you, try Googling for the terms.)

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