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LinuxPlanet: VMware 2.0: Virtually Magnificent

Apr 10, 2000, 13:54 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Michael Hall)

[ Thanks to Kevin Reichard for this link. ]

"VMware's virtual machine provides Linux users with the chance to not just run software from such operating systems as the Microsoft Windows family, FreeBSD, or MSDOS, but to run the operating systems themselves almost seamlessly within a window on an X Window desktop. The traditional price of access to a second or third operating system, repartitioning, or fussing with a bootloader, is removed, too. VMware gives users access to a second or third OS without requiring a single reboot or nerve-wracking visit to fdisk."

"Version 2.0 of this outstanding product is a real improvement on an already quality piece of software. The upgrade is worth it to existing users, and those who passed on its last release over performance issues may want to reconsider. Those who may have overlooked VMware on the premise that it was an underfeatured novelty should reconsider, too. Several new features enhance its use in professional environments."

"Despite our enthusiasm, though, VMware still isn't the ideal solution for everybody, and it has limitations. Gamers, BeOS enthusiasts, and OS/2 revivalists in particular are in for some disappointments."

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