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  • 4.0 stars

    "Quite good"

    October 4, 2010  |   By llamalucas

    Version: VMware Player 3.1.2

    Pros

    It does its job with decent performances, it is free, it is stable.

    Cons

    GUI is quite minimal.

    Summary

    The payload of virtualization is still high in terms of performances, IMHO WMP is on par with other entry level solutions.

    Updated on Mar 8, 2011

    Only viable free virtualization solution from VMWare now that they completely ruined VMWServer and were not capable of recovering the situation after months of disgruntled user's protests

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  • 4.0 stars

    "it works really"

    November 16, 2009  |   By ayush000

    Version: VMware Player 2.5.2

    Pros

    it works really

    Cons

    only used for one prpose

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Met all expectations I had for it"

    November 11, 2009  |   By bpbri

    Version: VMware Player 2.5.2

    Pros

    Simple to install. Straightforward to use. Does not install things it's not supposed to.

    Cons

    I do not have anything bad to say about this software

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Great free utility that allows you to try new OS's"

    November 27, 2008  |   By josephfuentes

    Version: VMware Player 2

    Pros

    It not only provides you the VM to run your guest OS but it also provides the guest OS itself (at least in Linux). Plus it's FREE.

    Cons

    Speaking for the guest Linux OSs in a Windows host, not al the linux distros have access to the wireless network adapter in the host physical machine. Some do and some don't.

    Summary

    Good for testing out a new OS but not all guest OS's work right. Your mileage may vary.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "NO WAY JOSE!!"

    September 6, 2008  |   By citystreetz2008

    Version: VMware Player 2

    Pros

    NO PROS!!!

    Cons

    I will never use VMWARE player again. It screwed up my OS majorly!! I had to recover my OS. I am not a beginner either when it comes to computers.

    Summary

    Don't waste your time!! VMware Workstation is much better!!! Use the workstation!!

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Awesome software!"

    March 16, 2008  |   By jbergado

    Version: VMware Player 2

    Pros

    It is my first time trying out vmware. Wow. This software is awesome. I can have my own computer within somebody else's computer. We have a computer at my friends house that everyone uses and everyone has their own vmware player vm in it. It isolates your virtual computer from everyone elses. Sooooo coool. No bugs. I dont find anything wrong yet. Man I am glad this is free.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Very cool app!"

    October 25, 2006  |   By bignmbr8fan

    Version: VMware Player 1

    Pros

    Keeps your physical machine safe while you surf.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Very Cool Application"

    January 27, 2006  |   By Michael078

    Version: VMware Player 1

    Pros

    This app was recommended by the creator of spywareinfo.com and you basically install a mini OS onto your Windows system along with the firefox web browser. This is a virtual machine, which runs the browser, which is a seperate download. What makes this so neat is that this is totally seperate from your actual computer, and you are safe from getting infected from any kind of malware, and if you do get infected (just the virtual machine browser) you simply delete the file, and reinstall it, good as new, and your actual computer is just fine. In fact I'm using it right now to type up this review, though since this uses a firefox browser, you can't view pages that uses IE's active x, but so far I haven't noticed any problems, though you're not able to watch videos, but general surfing, and web mail and the like is easy as pie.

    Cons

    So far none.

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