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OSNews: VMWare Workstation 4.0 Review

Jun 24, 2003, 07:00 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Roberto Dohnert)

"If you have a mixed network like I do sometimes you have to compromise. At my job we run Windows, Linux and a sole Mac (Graphics dept.) and lets face it, when you do consulting work and if you design and develop custom applications you have to be able to develop for your clients platform and as much as I hate it, it's a Windows world. Before I used to have 2 workstations, one Windows and one Linux, or I had to dual boot. In the past, virtual machines have been lacking. Either they were too slow or lacking a certain pizazz to get the job done. Enter VMWare Workstation 4...

"VMWare can be installed under Linux by typing rpm -ivh, after installation type vmware-config.pl to build your vmmon,vmnet modules. Now before you start worrying about having to build anything under Linux the build process is totally automated and very exact. The Windows installation is done by double-clicking the .exe file..."

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