VMware Workstation 3.0 Now Available at SuSE Linux

VMware Workstation 3.0 Now Available at SuSE Linux
Nuremberg, November 16, 2001 – Today, SuSE Linux,
the international Open Source technology leader and solutions
provider, announced that SuSE now offers VMware Workstation 3.0.
One of the main new features of VMware Workstation 3.0 is the
support of Windows XP. Using Workstation 3.0, a virtual Windows XP
PC can be started under Linux or vice versa.

Through virtual machines, equivalent to a full PC in a window,
VMware enables simultaneous use of several operating systems and
their specific applications on a single PC. Instead of acting as an
emulator, VMware deploys the real operating system for respective
applications, which guarantees a maximum degree of compatibility
and stability.

VMware Workstation 3.0 reveals an improved, user-friendly
graphical interface. Windows XP users will be especially
enthusiastic about the appealing look-and-feel. Major technical
enhancements include the support of USB and SCSI devices within the
guest systems. CD-ROM and DVD drives are also addressed by the
guest operating system. As an additional innovation, VMware
Workstation 3.0 offers the possibility of connecting virtual CD-
ROM drives to ISO image files. Furthermore, users can now set up
IDE virtual disks up to 128 GB and SCSI virtual disks up to 256 GB,
enabling the use of larger virtual guest systems. A build-in
network address translation (NAT) facilitates the Internet and
network connection of the VMware client system. Finally, version
3.0 boasts improved performance, resulting from a revision of the
CPU utilization and accelerated hard disk access.

The Best of Both Worlds
Since its introduction to the market in May 1999, VMware has
reinforced its position as an effective and rapid solution for the
parallel deployment of several operating systems on a single host.
Today, VMware counts over 750,000 registered users in more than 100

Software developers, quality assurance engineers, or sales and
marketing professionals boost the performance of their computers
with VMware Workstation. VMware Workstation facilitates the
development of applications for Windows and Linux on a single host
and simplifies debugging for various Windows platforms. Joint use
of different test-environments for software testing increases the
performance of quality assurance teams. Using VMware Workstation,
Web designers work more efficiently, testing new web applications
and web pages on various browsers and operating system combinations
much faster. VMware also helps sales and marketing teams to cut
expenses for the production, maintenance, and distribution of
software demonstrations.

For Linux users, VMware opens the door to applications not yet
available for Linux. Shared file access and “cut-and-paste”
functionality seamlessly integrate Windows applications on the
Linux desktop. Users enjoy the stability, speed, and superior
network qualities of Linux, while using accustomed applications for
daily office chores.

SuSE offers VMware Workstation 3.0 edition for Linux or Windows
NT/2000/XP (single user) with manual at a price of EUR 372.73 +
VAT. Licensing by e-mail costs EUR 336.94 + VAT per license.
Research and educational institutions are granted special
conditions on request. The price for an update from VMware
Workstation 2.x is EUR 149.00 + VAT, or EUR 114.00 + VAT for the
electronic license.

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About VMware
VMware, Inc. virtualizes computing, dramatically reducing the cost
and complexity of delivering enterprise services. The VMware
virtualization layer turns your physical computers into a pool of
logical computing resources. The resources can then be dynamically
allocated to any operating system or application at your choice of
granularity. As a result, customers can use VMware software to
consolidate servers and manage server capacity, rapidly provision,
streamline application deployment, guarantee service levels, and
speed development and testing. VMware was founded in 1998 and has
more than 750,000 registered users internationally. VMware is based
in Palo Alto, California. For more information, please visit the
Web at http://www.vmware.com.

About SuSE
SuSE Linux is one of the world’s leading providers of complete
solutions based on the Open Source operating system Linux. In
addition to operating systems and application software for private
customers, SuSE offers software solutions and complete systems for
the deployment of Linux in companies.

SuSE supports its enterprise customers with a comprehensive
range of qualified consulting, training, and support services. The
company, which hosts the world’s largest development team for Open
Source solutions, has made its unique project and support know-how
accessible via the Internet in the largest existing Linux knowledge

Further information on SuSE can be found at http://www.suse.de/en/

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