VMware Workstation 12.5.6-5528349 Fileforum Pick

3.6 out of 5 stars 3.6 (480 votes)


Linux, Windows (All) / Commercial Demo; $189.00 / 351,178 downloads

VMware Workstation features the ability to run multiple operating systems on the same PC without the need to partition the hard drive, or rebooting. Users can isolate and protect each operating environment, and the applications and data that are running in it. It allows users to interoperate among each of these operating systems, including full networking, device and file sharing, and cut-and-paste capabilities, and undo changes made in a given session. It allows operators to encapsulate and manipulate each operating environment, and have the ability to roll back and restart an application, or move an environment among differently configured machines.

Reviews of VMware Workstation

  1. 3 out of 5 stars
    Artem S. Tashkinov

    Reviewing 10.0.1 (Oct 27, 2013)

    Unfortunately this application has become a bloatware.

    On my linux box vmware service takes four seconds to run. Then vmware itself starts in approximately 12 seconds. Then in order to run my VM it does something for several seconds.

    I.e. over 25 seconds for nothing. Meanwhile VBox does that all in mere 3 seconds and my VM is ready in just 8 seconds.

    Thank you but no thank you. I stopped using VMWare WS five years ago and never looked back.

  2. 1 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 9.0.1 (Apr 3, 2013)

    I have tried to eval workstation and it seems to have issue getting a virtual computer os installed I have run into bios errors about what i have turned on or not turned on. I then install oracle virtual box that is free and install the same OS with no problems. Maybe they are trying too hard with workstation. Needs to be free

  3. 4 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 9.0.1 (Feb 19, 2013)

    me parece una excelente herramiento para el area de infraestructuras

  4. 5 out of 5 stars
    Artem S. Tashkinov

    Reviewing 9.0 (Aug 23, 2012)

    It's a perfect virtualization platform, but recent workstation releases have become kinda bloated.

    VMWare is slow to start, the installer thrashes you system for minutes before VMWare gets installed.

  5. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 8.0.2 (Jan 25, 2012)

    it's a great software

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