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Author Topic: VMware Workstation 14 Pro 40% off today  (Read 547 times)

xtabber

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VMware Workstation 14 Pro 40% off today
« on: November 20, 2017, 02:48 PM »
VMware has a "Black Friday" sale today (Monday, Nov.20, 2017).

40% off new purchases of Workstation 14 Pro or Fusion 10 Pro.
30% off upgrades.

30% off new purchases of Workstation Player 14 or Fusion 10.
20% off upgrades.

Use Promo Code: VMWBF1120 at checkout.

Discount expires November 20th, 2017 at 23:59 PM (Pacific Time)

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Re: VMware Workstation 14 Pro 40% off today
« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2017, 02:53 PM »
one of my favorite apps -- thank you for posting this.

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Re: VMware Workstation 14 Pro 40% off today
« Reply #2 on: November 20, 2017, 02:54 PM »
one of my favorite apps -- thank you for posting this.
What do you use it for mouser?

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Re: VMware Workstation 14 Pro 40% off today
« Reply #3 on: November 20, 2017, 03:05 PM »
I use it for several things..

First, I use it so I can test my own software on different versions of Windows (or linux), at different display settings, etc.

Second, I use it to test downloaded software so I don't have to install it on my main machine to test it.

Third, I use it to run a sandboxed/isolated machine that I use to manage some financial stuff for my condominium building so that it is isolated from my main pc.

Keep in mind that there are other virtual machine software apps, some are free (VirtualBox, etc.) -- and I make no claim that VmWare is the best (though I suspect it is, with a price to match) -- it's just what I am used to and it has always done well by me.  If you are only using such a thing occasionally then one of the free alternative virtual machines would probably suit you well.

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Re: VMware Workstation 14 Pro 40% off today
« Reply #4 on: November 20, 2017, 03:13 PM »
Cool. I've used VirtualBox in the past, but VMware seems to be the industry standard, and this looks like a great deal. Just wondering if it's worth the investment for me...

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Re: VMware Workstation 14 Pro 40% off today
« Reply #5 on: November 21, 2017, 07:22 PM »
I've licensed VMware Workstation for quite some time now and have a license for 12.x.  I'm probably not going to upgrade to 14 (they skipped v13 - I assume for superstition reasons).  There seems to be only a few new features that as far as I can tell are all geared toward corporate use except for adding  support for newer CPUs.

So unless I upgrade my CPU to something that v12 doesn't support, I'd be paying for nothing useful.  I speculate that this lack of useful new features is due to a combination of:

    1) VMware 12.x is already pretty feature packed
    2) VMware laid off a large chunk of the workstation development team a year or so ago.

I don't have much experience with VirtualBox, but I've heard that it works pretty well.  My expectation is that v12 will serve me for a long while, and when it comes up short I plan to try out VirtualBox.

That said - I'm really happy with VMware - I use it every single day and have for a long time.  I just don't feel a compelling reason to pay for an upgrade.

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Re: VMware Workstation 14 Pro 40% off today
« Reply #6 on: November 21, 2017, 07:26 PM »
I agree with the sentiment about not needing to upgrade -- old versions of VmWare hold up just fine.

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Re: VMware Workstation 14 Pro 40% off today
« Reply #7 on: November 22, 2017, 01:50 AM »
old versions of VmWare hold up just fine.
Well, compatibility with the newest Windows editions has been troublesome for older VMWare versions, and now especially the latest Win10 CU and FCU updates have proven to have lots of backward compatibility issues, upgrading could be important/useful.