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Monthly Archives: July 2015

Discover Windows 10 on your Windows or Linux PC today using VMware Workstation 11 with 10% off and a FREE upgrade to VMware Workstation 12

Microsoft Windows 10 is Here!

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.

To celebrate the Microsoft Windows 10 release, we’re giving an extra 10% discount and a free upgrade to VMware Workstation 12 for anyone that buys or upgrades to VMware Workstation 11 from today onwards!

 

Workstation 11 - Windows 10 VM

 

Take 10% off today when you buy or upgrade to the current release of Workstation 11 and automatically receive a FREE upgrade to Workstation 12 once they release later this summer.

WS11 to WS12 Free Upgrade Buy Now

We’re really excited about our next major releases, and have been hard at work putting the finishing polishes on the next big version of Workstation with 40 new features!

Buy or Upgrade to Workstation 11 Now!

VMware Workstation Technology Preview 2015

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.

 

VMware Workstation Tech Preview 2015

 

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 Download HERE via our VMware Workstation Community. More details on the Workstation 2015 Technology Preview can be found in the What’s New Document HERE.

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.

Thank you!

The VMware Workstation Team

PlayerPro is one amazing hypervisor


Type 2 hypervisors are cool.

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.

  1. Windows 10 Pro Technical Preview
  2. Windows 8.1 Enterprise N
  3. Windows 7 Enterprise N
  4. Windows Vista Business
  5. Windows XP SP2
  6. Windows 2000 SP2
  7. Windows 98
  8. Windows 95
  9. Windows NT 4 SP6
  10. Windows 3.1
  11. OS/X 10.11 El Capitan
  12. OS/X 10.10 Yosemite
  13. OS/X 10.9 Mavericks
  14. OS/X 10.8 Mountain Lion
  15. OS/X 10.7 Lion
  16. OS/X 10.6 Snow Leopard Server
  17. OS/X 10.5 Leopard Server
  18. Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
  19. Debian 8.1 (Jessie)
  20. Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation 7.1 (maipo)
  21. openSUSE 13.2 (harlequin)
  22. Fedora 22
  23. Zorin OS 9 (trusty)
  24. OS/2 Warp v4
  25. 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?

Thanks for watching.