VMware Workstation是专门针对Windows/Linux平台的一个版本,它使得Windows/Linux平台上虚拟Windows客户端(Windows 2000以上)能与宿主系统无缝地运行在一块.
VMware Workstation 7.0今日发布,主要增加了对Windows 7 32和64位版本的支持,支持高级虚拟化平台,同时对3D绘图的支持也更好.
在虚拟机上运行Windows 7或是Vista的用户对于无缘使用其Aero效果一定感到很失望，现在除了微软自己的Windows Virtual PC之外VMWare的虚拟机也可以使用Aero效果了。
VMware在最新的Workstation 7中添加了对Aero Glass等功能的支持。
除了支持Aero效果，VMWare Workstation 7还新增了很多功能，下面列出部分新增功能：
*支持最新Windows 7 WDDM驱动
VMware Workstation makes it simple to create and run multiple virtual machines on your desktop or laptop computer. You can convert an existing physical PC into a VMware virtual machine, or create a new virtual machine from scratch. Each virtual machine represents a complete PC, including the processor, memory, network connections and peripheral ports.
VMware Workstation lets you use your virtual machines to run Windows, Linux and a host of other operating systems side-by-side on the same computer. You can switch between operating systems instantly with a click of a mouse, share files between virtual machines with drag-and-drop functionality and access all the peripheral devices you rely on every day.
VMware Workstation is powerful desktop virtualization software for software developers/testers and enterprise IT professionals that runs multiple operating systems simultaneously on a single PC. Users can run Windows, Linux, NetWare, or Solaris x86 in fully networked, portable virtual machines - no rebooting or hard drive partitioning required. VMware Workstation delivers excellent performance and advanced features such as memory optimization and the ability to manage multi-tier configurations. Essential features such as virtual networking, live snapshots, drag and drop and shared folders, and PXE support make VMware Workstation the most powerful and indispensable tool for enterprise IT developers and system administrators. With millions of customers and dozens of major product awards over the last six years, VMware Workstation is a proven technology that improves productivity and flexibility. An indispensable tool for software developers and IT professionals worldwide.
Ultimate Desktop Virtualization Product for Windows 7
Run Windows 7 in a virtual machine with the industry’s first support for Windows Aero 3D graphics. Easy Install makes installing 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows 7 in a virtual machine even easier than on your physical PC. VMware Workstation 7 works with Flip 3D and Aero Peek to show live thumbnails of your virtual machines. Better than Windows XP Mode, you can run Windows XP with 3D graphics, faster performance, and tighter integration with Unity, shared folders and drag and drop convenience. VMware Workstation is optimized for maximum performance when running on 32-bit and 64-bit Windows 7 PCs.
Best 3D Graphics Just Got Better
VMware Workstation was the first to support 3D graphics in virtualized environments and is now the first to support Windows Aero in Windows Vista and Windows 7 virtual machines. Run even more 3D applications with support for DirectX 9.0c Shader Model 3 and OpenGL 2.13D graphics in Windows virtual machines.
Most Advanced Virtualization Platform
Create virtual machines with up to 4 virtual processors or 4 virtual cores and up to 32GB of memory per virtual machine. Driverless printing makes your PC printers automatically accessible to your Windows and Linux virtual machines—no configuration or drivers required. Smart card authentication enables you to dedicate a Smart Card reader to a virtual machines or share access.
Features Professionals Cannot Live Without
• Install and run VMware vSphere 4 and VMware ESXi in a virtual machine
• New IDE integrations for the SpringSource Tools Suite and Eclipse IDE for C/C++
• Replay debugging is now easier and faster
• Remote Replay Debugging makes it easier to share virtual machine recordings for analysis
More Refined Than Ever
Protect from Prying Eyes
Protect your virtual machines from prying eyes with 256-bit AES encryption.
Printing that Just Works
Driver-less printing makes your PC printers automatically accessible to your Windows and Linux VMs—no configuration or drivers required. Your PC’s default printer even shows up as the default, too.
Go Back in Time
Buggy applications, hardware failures, viruses and other malware do not give you fair warning to take a manual snapshot. AutoProtect luckily automatically takes snapshots at set intervals, protecting you from unexpected bumps in the road, making it’s easy to go back in time to when things were good.
Free Up System Resources
Pause a virtual machine to free up CPU resources for use by other running virtual machines or demanding applications.
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