Microsoft delivered exciting news today with its latest Windows 10 operating system. Windows 10 merges the best of Windows 7 and Windows 8 and represents a major leap forward from the past. The biggest change from prior Microsoft operating system launches was Microsoft enabled millions of people try out the technical preview early in the development phases and provide feedback to help shape and make Windows 10 the best Windows product.
Thanks to VMware Workstation 11, Windows and Linux users can run, evaluate, and test Windows 10 in a virtual machine. Whether you’re upgrading an existing Windows 7 or 8 virtual machine, or installing from scratch for that fresh, new-operating-system experience, VMware Workstation 11 lets you discover all of the latest features that Windows 10 has to offer, right from the comfort of your PC.
The VMware Workstation team is happy to announce public access to the VMware Workstation Technology Preview July 2015 build to gather feedback from users on a wide range of hardware and software configurations. The VMware Workstation Technology Preview includes changes to the core virtualization engine and new capabilities we are exploring.
We would appreciate feedback in the following areas:
New OS Support including Windows 10 Insider Preview
DirectX 10 and OpenGL 3.3 Support
Performance Improvements for encrypted VM Suspend, Resume, and Snapshot
IPv6 NAT Support
High DPI Display Support
Tear Away Tabs
The VMware Workstation Technology Preview July 2015 is available to DownloadHERE via our VMware Workstation Community. More details on the Workstation 2015 Technology Preview can be found in the What’s NewDocumentHERE.
We really appreciate your help in testing this software. Please post all of your feedback in the VMware Workstation Technology Preview 2015 communities forum. Our Developers, Quality Assurance Engineers, Support Teams, Technical Writers, Product Marketing and Product Managers are all actively involved in the forums to ensure that your suggestions and comments get our attention.
If you’re looking at the ones from VMware (Workstation, Player Pro, Fusion Pro & Fusion) then you should know that the core technology in those is not only the same, but it’s the same as in vSphere – the solution that powers many of the world’s most in-demand and high performance data centers.
Why should you care about that? Because it means that the care and attention to detail that drives billions of seamless internet transactions every day is available to work for you should you need to run Linux on your Windows, Windows on your Windows, or just about anything else you can think of.
In this demo I thought I’d be crazy and see how far I could push them. While it certainly wasn’t without its scary moments, I hit no walls, encountered no unrecoverable errors, and barely even caused the iMac’s fan to spin. I’m using a combination of Fusion Pro and Player Pro.
The only reason I stopped at 25 was that it was taking too much time to build all those operating systems – I have a day job according to my boss.
Here’s the 25 nested OS’s you can see in the video running ALL AT THE SAME TIME on a late-2014 27” iMac with 32Gb RAM, 4GHz Intel i7.
Windows 10 Pro Technical Preview
Windows 8.1 Enterprise N
Windows 7 Enterprise N
Windows Vista Business
Windows XP SP2
Windows 2000 SP2
Windows NT 4 SP6
OS/X 10.11 El Capitan
OS/X 10.10 Yosemite
OS/X 10.9 Mavericks
OS/X 10.8 Mountain Lion
OS/X 10.7 Lion
OS/X 10.6 Snow Leopard Server
OS/X 10.5 Leopard Server
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
Debian 8.1 (Jessie)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation 7.1 (maipo)
openSUSE 13.2 (harlequin)
Zorin OS 9 (trusty)
OS/2 Warp v4
Android 4.4.2 (kitkat)
Clearly, if you try this yourself don’t phone support. They’ll be impressed but I doubt they help you. This was fun. I wonder what I can do next?