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VMware Workstation

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  • Date Added:
    May 03, 2012
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    Free to try (30-day trial); $187.49 to buy (Buy it now)
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1 stars

"From OK to bad solution. Better solutions out there?"

May 23, 2014  |  By Ken Schiebel

2014-05-23 11:29:37  |  By Ken Schiebel

 |  Version: VMware Workstation 8.0.3


Older versions VMware Workstation 6 7 and 8 worked well enough to run XP and other VMs on Win Vista 64, Win 7 and 8 at the time. They were happy to call back on issue with Workstation 9 but no software solution for USB 3 issue they admit to.


Purchased upgrade to 9 and a new 9. Did not work with USB 3 well. Consider other options now. Only 30 days for refund. Too much work to determine. They will not stand behind this version or refund, only say 10 has fixed what was broken in 9. Version 9 was a rip off. Regret upgrading. Should have stuck with 8 and found another solution.


Better solutions out there. Company has gone downhill. VMware would not stand behind and fix an entire version 9 that had a lifespan of about a year.

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5 stars

"Amazing product! Worth the money."

March 22, 2014  |  By Not-My-Problem

2014-03-22 15:27:20  |  By Not-My-Problem

 |  Version: VMware Workstation 8.0.3


Very easy to use.

Easy install is useful and good if you're in a hurry.

Simple interface is great for novices.

Features exclusive copy/paste/drag support and even a great function called Unity Mode, in which you can run programs from the virtual machine straight on your host's desktop.


Hefty price.

Improve some elements, such as the virtual machine settings window. Virtualbox includes all of its functions in a convenient context menu, whereas Workstation includes it in a completely separate window that is accessed through the context menus and blocks your view of the virtual machine.

Does not have an option to bypass Easy Install.


I'd recommend this very much to professionals and enthusiasts. It has very good performance and is a nice program to use to test OS's and work with. On the other hand, people new to virtualization or who do not have money should try Virtualbox. Either way, good program!

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2 stars

"Mediocre for the price, unreliable for work"

June 28, 2013  |  By andycted

2013-06-28 10:19:13  |  By andycted

 |  Version: VMware Workstation 8.0.3


Fast, flexible and nice snapshot functionality


Compared to free or cheaper offerings, the few extra functionalities pale when considering all the bugs and problems it gives.
Really not suitable for work, it's annoying at best, unreliable at worst...


Go for cheaper or free alternatives. This is mostly a hyped product

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1 stars

"Pure Trash; Crippled my PC On FRESH FORMAT!!"

November 22, 2012  |  By TheZeroAngelTruth

2012-11-22 23:48:54  |  By TheZeroAngelTruth

 |  Version: VMware Workstation 8.0.3


I can't find any I am afraid, I won't lie to you it boasts all sorts of neat features but the fact is they mask that fact that this is unstable unbalanced and over priced.


*Fails to uninitialize components when told to.
*Lags drastically while another VM is active.
*Takes 3x as long to create a virtual drive.
*Wastes space and productivity by failing to be simplified for new users.
*Is misleading in installation it uses virus algorithm to steal and takeover PC.
*Fails to change window size when set to change.


I recommend virtual box. It far surpassed this program and is free. This program is not just unstable but also dangerous. If you use VTIx Hardware emulation the program can and DID leech onto your/my bios in a similar fashion to the Trojan.Firebug (DO NOT BUY THIS THE COMPANY NEEDS TO BE INVESTIGATED FOR FRAUDULENT SOFTWARE!) -- Side note thank God I know what I am talking about.

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Full Specifications

What's new in version 8.0.3
Version 8.0.3 resolved VMware floppy device issue.
Publisher VMware
Publisher web site
Release Date May 03, 2012
Date Added May 03, 2012
Version 8.0.3
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory System Utilities
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP
Additional Requirements None
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File Size Not Available
File Name External File
Total Downloads 466,052
Downloads Last Week 99
License Model Free to try
Limitations 30-day trial
Price $187.49

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