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Author Topic: VMWare Workstation 6 released today!!  (Read 5102 times)

taichimaster

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VMWare Workstation 6 released today!!
« on: May 09, 2007, 01:16:02 PM »
VMWS has finally gone out of beta and is released today.  With this version, VMware's support for Windows Vista moves from "experimental" to mainstream.

Personally I am most looking forward to these new features:

  • Debug applications in the guest OS, attach to a running process, and revert to a snapshot after the debug session has ended with Visual Studio and Eclipse integration
     (this one is a KILLER feature!!)
  • Invoke any virtual machine command from scripts to automate repetitive tasks with VIX Automation API (QA loves this)
  • Enable remote users to connect to virtual machines from VNC clients with built-in VNC support
     (Nice to have)

Screenshot - 5_9_2007 , 1_17_58 PM_thumb.png

See: http://www.vmware.co...products/ws/new.html
See: http://www.vmware.co...and_Benchmarking.pdf
« Last Edit: May 09, 2007, 02:02:09 PM by taichimaster »

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Re: VMWare Workstation 6 released today!!
« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2009, 11:58:32 AM »
I didn't notice until now that vmware supports simulating a multimonitor environment (even on a pc with one monitor) -- this could be very useful for people wanting to test multimon setups.

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Re: VMWare Workstation 6 released today!!
« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2009, 01:38:43 PM »
No, just you mousey ;-)

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Re: VMWare Workstation 6 released today!!
« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2009, 01:47:49 PM »
Ditto - how do you do it?

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Re: VMWare Workstation 6 released today!!
« Reply #4 on: March 03, 2009, 01:48:40 PM »
i didnt do anything i just right clicked on display properties today and bang -- three monitors were there, the two extra disabled until i enabled them.

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Re: VMWare Workstation 6 released today!!
« Reply #5 on: March 03, 2009, 02:15:27 PM »
i just right clicked on display properties today and bang...
So now you know what happened to your other card. 
You're going to have to be more careful!                        ;)

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Re: VMWare Workstation 6 released today!!
« Reply #6 on: March 03, 2009, 02:29:12 PM »
speaking of which.. i think the backlight powering your avatar image blew out.  ;D

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Re: VMWare Workstation 6 released today!!
« Reply #7 on: March 03, 2009, 03:12:53 PM »
How is the performance of the latest VMWare vs VirtualBox? I use VB for a few test VM's and found it the simplest to setup and fastest.

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Re: VMWare Workstation 6 released today!!
« Reply #8 on: March 03, 2009, 04:18:44 PM »
IMO Vmware has a great deal of work to do before they can best the free VirtualBox. They can add all the gimmicks they want, but they're going to have to cut down on that sort of junk to appeal to the masses.

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Re: VMWare Workstation 6 released today!!
« Reply #9 on: March 03, 2009, 09:15:53 PM »
InfoWorld did a comparative review of VMware WS 6.5 vs. VirtualBox 2.0 in September 2008. You can read it at: http://www.infoworld...-workstations_1.html


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Re: VMWare Workstation 6 released today!!
« Reply #10 on: March 03, 2009, 09:28:07 PM »
Great find xtabber, reading now  :up: