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Saturday, June 05, 2004

OT: VMWare Workstation 4.5 Review

HDP Tools - VMWare Workstation 4.5 Review: " by Hern�n Di Pietro (5 Jun, 2004)Being a true fan of virtualization software, I'm ready now to test out the new VMWare Workstation 4.5 after my comparison between Virtual PC 2004 an"

by Hernán Di Pietro (5 Jun, 2004)

Being a true fan of virtualization software, I'm ready now to test out the new VMWare Workstation 4.5 after my comparison between Virtual PC 2004 and VMWare 4.0. Many users of VMWare and Virtual PC surely asked themselves if this new VMWare version it's an evolution or a revolution. Since a transition from v4.0 to v4.5 may not appear as shocking to the consumer as a "shining" 5.0 product version release, we'll see what the new VMWare release has to offer to all of us, performance-stability-hungry developers and power users.

According to the official information, VMWare 4.5 offers the following improvements:

* Up to 4GB memory for all running virtual machines and up to 3.600MB for every single VM.
* Experimental support for Longhorn (you can install and run beta versions of the next Microsoft OS)
* Support for PXE
* Improved support for Linux 2.6 kernels-based guests
* Easier USB Installation (you must not be an administrator to connect USB devices to the VMs)
* Automatic check for product updates
* Added support for SUSE 9.0, Netware 5.1, 6.0 and 6.5
* Tip of the day messages


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