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Unix Review: VMware Workstation 4.0.5

Feb 18, 2004, 11:30 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Marcel Gagné)

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"Part of what I do involves trying out and working with a large number of Linux distributions. It's important for me to know what's out there and how it compares with other products. When I'm not being a writer, I run a small computer consulting business that makes similar demands. My customers expect me to support and work in a number of different environments and operating systems.

"For me and others like me, what often happens is that we have several machines running various operating systems so that we have ready access to proper test environments. In some cases, the solution is to have a spare machine for testing — one on which you install and uninstall various operating systems. A better solution would be to have all these machines on your main system and access whichever operating system you needed at the time, preferably without rebooting. That's where VMware comes into play..."

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