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I'm sure most of you have heard of VMWare's new free Player app. Basically, this is a fully functional virtual machine app, but it can't create new disk images. It can boot CDs and even install OSes to an image you already have.

People have, with a bit of trickery, downloaded VMWare's publicly available Ubuntu Browser Appliance images and used them with the Player to install OSes.

This could be handy if you want, say, OSx86 on multiple computers.

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People have, with a bit of trickery, downloaded VMWare's publicly available Ubuntu Browser Appliance images and used them with the Player to install OSes.

Can't you just install the VMware Workstation Trial in order to create a virtual PC of your liking, then delete it and use the image with the free player?

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True.

I never thought of that. You can also use VPC and the VMWare Importer, I suppose.

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Hi.
Im Running Vmware 5.5 but I thinking of using Player editon. Just a few cuestions about it:
Have the same speed of the "complete" version?
Players version number and release date are the same of the 5.5.16958 edition. So have it the same sound problem using maxxuss drivers?
Thanks in advance.

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If you're running vmware 5.5, don't even think about going to player. Player is NOT AS FUNCTIONAL as 5.5. It's limited and designed for trial and is basically a VM runtime.

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Or, you know, you could, like, BUY VMWare Workstation.





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