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Linux Orbit: VMWare Workstation 3.1: Solid Upgrade to an Already Solid Package

May 15, 2002, 03:00 (8 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by John Gowin)

[ Thanks to John Gowin for this link. ]

"And yet for the average Linux user, the price of the Workstation version puts the product out of reach. At $299.00 US for the electronic download distribution (no CDs or dead-tree manuals), the Linux hobbyist is not very likely to purchase VMWare. And yet, it's the envy of almost every Linux users because it is just flat out cool.

"Having said that, it will be hard for you to think of me as an unbiased reviewer. However, in addition to reviewing VMWare 3.1, the latest update of VMWare Workstation, I'm also a dedicated VMWare user.

"The facts are that although I appreciate how far Linux 'Office' products have come in the last year, many publishers won't accept free-lance submissions created with non-Microsoft products. Even more require you to use templates that will only work 100% of the time when writing with MS Word. For myself, that made VMWare Workstation a legitimate business excuse to buy something I wanted to try anyway..."

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