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VMware Workstation 7 vs. VMware Player 3 features?

Now that the VMware Player 3 is out with the ability to create virtual machines, I am wondering what I would get for $189 for the full VMware Workstation. Is there a feature matrix somewhere? Edit: ...
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Putty Network Error: Software caused connection abort

I have a strange problem: when I'm using putty ssh connecting to a linux server hosted in vmware on my local Windows-7, I often get the error saying "Network Error: Software caused connection abort" ...
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What's better a better VM app: VMWare, Parallels or Virtual PC [closed]

From a Windows developer's perspective, which VM application is the best? Why?
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Parallels vs Vmware Fusion for running Windows on Mac

Has anyone used both of these? Is one clearly superior to the other? I notice they are the same price. Any pros and cons?
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gcc path not valid when installing VMWare Tools from VMWare Workstation 7.1.1 build-282343 on Debian squeeze

I am trying to install VMWare tools on Debian Squeeze. My error: Before you can compile modules, you need to have the following installed... make gcc kernel headers of the running kernel ...
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How to make VMWare Workstation use multiple windows for VMs instead of tabbed display?

I'd like to display Virtual Machines (VMWare Workstation on Windows 7 host) as their own windows instead of as tabs in the VMWare Workstation menu, similar to how VMs are handled with VMWare Fustion ...
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How to move a partition to the end in gparted?

I can't find a way to move the partition /dev/sdb2 to the end, where 12GB are free. I can resize (expand) the partition, but not create (insert) any free space in front of it. How to do the trick? ...
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How do I install VMware player on a Mac os X?

I went to their site, and downloaded a .bundle which automagically turned into a .txt file after downloading. Long story short, I can't run the txt file because I guess Mountain Lion Mac os X isn't ...
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How do I convert a .vhd disk image to work with VMWare Fusion 2?

I’ve just installed VMWare Fusion 2 on my Mac. Microsoft makes available some Virtual PC disk images containing different versions of IE, so that us humble web developers can test our code on them: ...
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Back / Forward mouse buttons do not work in VMWare Workstation 6.5 Guest OS

I am using a Logitech G9 mouse and running VMWare Workstation 6.5.3 on Vista x64. The guest OS is Win XP, and has the most current version of VMWare Tools installed. Left / right buttons and mouse ...
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What is thnuclnt, vmware

After starting VMware, I noticed that there are more than 10 processes called 'thnuclnt'. They're listening on the port 4000. (Since i use this port for something else, it's annoying.) I'm wondering ...
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VMWare Player is not working after installing Hyper-V on windows 8 Pro

I was using BB10 simulator on windows 8 but last night I installed windows Phone 8 development environment and it also installed Hyper-V (or activated it). Now I am unable to run BB10 simulator in ...
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Open-VM-Tools vs VMware-Tools

What is the difference between the Open-VM-Tools package and the tool that come with VMware ESX/ESXi? The wondering this because the ones from VMware are not compiled for anything but RPM and I use ...
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How to prevent email refresh while viewing email in Windows 8?

I am running Windows 8 Enterprise in VMware 8.0.3 and the VM has 5GB of RAM. When I am reading Gmail in the WinRT Mail app, the list of emails and the preview/view pane will frequently disappear ...
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Is it better to dual-boot or run a VM?

I want to run Windows Vista 64bit (Eventually Windows 7) and Ubuntu on the same machine. I want to play games and do graphic design in Windows. I want to write code, surf the internet, check email, ...
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Limiting CPU speed in a virtual machine?

Does anyone know of a way to limit the CPU speed in a virtual machine? Or if there is even a vm software that allows you to do this? I am trying to find the minimum requirements for a system, given ...
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How do I access the host's hard drive in VMware?

I have a Windows 7 host machine. My VMware player is running Ubuntu 10.10. I want to access my main C:\ in Ubuntu to be able to access all my files. I have tried: "Edit virtual machine settings" > ...
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Virtualbox, VMware, KVM or other for Ubuntu virtualization?

Is any one of these better than the others? What are the differences in practical terms for home use?
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Getting an error trying to set up shared folders on an Ubuntu instance of VMWare Fusion running on OSX

Receiving the following error: Unable to update runtime folder sharing status: There was an error mounting Shared Folders file system inside the guest operating system. Running VMWare Fusion ...
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Where can I download vsphere client? [closed]

This has to be the most frustrating site ever (vmware's), but I am unable to find where the download link to the vsphere client. Did they rename this tool? Anyone know how to get to this link? ...
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Clipboard operations (copy/paste) often stop working on VMWare Workstation

I have a dual-screen set-up with a Windows host and a Linux virtual machine. Windows Host: Windows 7 x64, VMware Workstation (8.0.5, most recent) Linux VM: CentOS 6.4 x64 (most recent) + VMware Tools ...
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Can VMWare be configured to use a proxy?

I'm evaluating some software solutions, so a simple "yes" or "no" would be nice. I'm having some issues getting a simple answer with my own searches... The configuration would work like this: I ...
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Is Windows 7 Inside Linux Just as Good as Running as Main OS (esp for Graphics and Video)?

New Linux user. Was wondering if running Windows 7 inside Ubuntu/Linux Mint via VMPlayer will be just the same as running Windows 7 as the main OS. By "same" I particularly mean: Will the ...
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VMWare vs VirtualBox …what I should use [closed]

what I should using to work with linux on windows ... I don't know ! ... but I tried VirtualBox and VmWare what's the differents and which are the feutures
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Can I make a virtual machine out of a Windows XP physical machine?

I would like to switch to Linux, but I need some stuff on my Windows XP install. I know that VMWare Workstation can convert a physical machine into a virtual machine, but it's $189. :-/ Are there ...
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How do I get rid of the VMware “Unidentified Networks” in Windows Vista and 7?

After installing VMware in Windows Vista or 7, there are two public networks that can't be identified, but upon further inspection are virtual networks created by VMware. The problem is when you're on ...
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How can I mount a VMWare Disk in Windows 7 64-Bit

I need to mount a VMWare disk image in Windows 7 64-Bit however the "VMware Mount Utility" only works on 32-Bit operating systems. Is there an application or method that I can use to mount the disk?
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I want to virtualize my workstation (Tier 1), Looking for Bare Metal Hypervisor for consumer grade components

I find myself in this similar bind at least once a year. The bind whereby I'm either upgrading a motherboard, or an OS hard drive. It drives me crazy to have to reinstall Windows, Visual Studio, all ...
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Virtual Machine optimizers

I have read a discussion about musthave Windows software. User esabine addend a link to Scott Hanselman's tools list. One of the tools Scott was writing about was an optimizer tool for VM’s. - ...
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How can I make my OS appear as if it is running virtualized?

A lot of malware these days is able to detect when it is running virtualized under VMWare, VirtualPC, WINE, or even in a sandbox such as Anubis or CWSandBox. This essentially means that malware will ...
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EFI VMware Virtual SCSI Hard Drive (0.0) … unsuccessful

I installed VMware-workstation-full-8.0.0-471780 and created new virtual machine with OS X 10.6.6 with 4GB Ram, 1 Processor, 40GB Hard Disk(SCSI) and General --> Guest Operating system : Apple Mac OS ...
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What is the difference between NAT / Bridged / Host-Only networking?

VMWare: What is NAT vs. Bridged vs. Host-Only?
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How to install Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard in VMWare?

I'm pretty new to Macs and would like to familiarize myself with the latest Mac OS. How do I install Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard) in VMware? Is it possible without a lot of hacking around ...
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Is it possible to virtualize the iPhone OS?

I was wondering if it was possible to virtualize an iPhone's OS on my Mac. Maybe through VMware or another application?
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How to recover a VMware virtual machine

I was running Ubuntu in VMware Player. It froze up when I was using it, so I killed it with the Task Manager. The reason it froze was because I ran out of disk space. So after killing the process I ...
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How do I use dual monitors with VMware Player on Windows and an Ubuntu Guest?

I have my VMware Player (v 3.1.4 build-385536) all up and running Ubuntu (11.04) from my Windows (XP SP2) machine, but now I'm getting greedy and want to run Ubuntu on both monitors. I've tried ...
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Convert a Windows VM to physical partition

I have a VMWare virtual machine running Windows as a guest which I want to convert to a physical partition. The idea is to add it to the GRUB boot menu, and be able to boot it. Is this possible? If ...
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How do I stop VMware player from resizing?

I just downloaded VMware player (I used to use Virtual Box, but I needed Windows Aero, and vbox doesn't support that yet) But it will automatically resize the guest when I resize the window, and I do ...
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How does VmWare Workstation perform with SSD drives?

I have read a lot of information on using SSD drives in virtualization environment and the possible problems with not supported TRIM command. I fully understand what the TRIM is, what the problems ...
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How can I have a Windows 7 VMware guest without mouse support?

Despite having vmmouse.present = "FALSE" mouse.vusb.absDisabled = "TRUE" pref.motionUngrab = "FALSE" in my .vmx file and a customized VMware Tools installation on the guest that does not include ...
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How do you send Ctrl+Alt+Delete to Windows in VMWare Player

I run VMWare player 2.5.0-118166 from Ubuntu 8.10 using Gnome 2.24.1. I can find no menu options to send the combination to the welcome screen. Ctrl+Alt is being picked up by VMWare Player and ...
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Can you shrink the sparse disk image of a Mac OS X guest OS in VMWare Fusion?

I use VMWare Fusion on my Mac to run a virtual Windows 7 machine, and the Microsoft IE compatibility Windows XP virtual machines. In VMWare Tools on the Windows guest OSes, there’s a “Shrink” option ...
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How can I USB boot a VM in VMWare Workstation 9?

How can I boot a VM off USB in VMWare Workstation 9? I don't see the USB I have attached in the bios boot order. It's clearly attaching before boot, as this shows up before the VM even starts ...
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Rename vm (files) on vmware workstation

When I rename a virtual machine in vmware workstation, the old file names (e.g.: the hard drive file name) remains. How do I manually rename these without messing up the virtual machine? I'm not ...
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How do I install MS-DOS 6.22 upgrade in a virtual machine without bootable DOS 6.0 installation media?

I am trying to create an MS-DOS 6.22 virtual machine in VMware. I have MS-DOS 6.0 and the 6.22 upgrade from the MSDN subscriber downloads. In order to install the 6.22 upgrade, I have to install 6.0 ...
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How to emulate an inline host in the middle of 2 other hosts in VMware Workstation?

I want to setup a lab to try Suricate, an IPS system. The thing is that I need to set it up like this: Atacker VM ----- Inline IPS VM ----- Victim VM How can I accomplish this? I don't see a way to ...
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VMWare shared folder out of sync

After booting the guest system, the shared folders are in sync and all works well. As soon as I make a change to one of the files on my host system (Windows 7), the file on the guest system (Ubuntu) ...
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How can I connect to a web server running in a VM when the VM is in NAT mode?

I've got a development webserver on an Ubuntu box inside of VMWare Workstation 7.1.3. I'd like to run a web browser on a Windows machine (the host OS) for actually testing a web page I'm working on -- ...
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Good Free Ubuntu Server VMWare Image Needed

Can anyone recommend a good, free Ubuntu Server VMWare Image (or Virtual Appliance, as they call them)? I have looked on the VMWare VAM and there are literally hundreds to choose from. I am looking ...
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Why do the IP addresses randomly change?

I have a network with the following: Cable modem with static IP address Router Desktop - Win 7 VM Host - VMware ESXi 4.0 A couple of VM Guests - Windows Every now and then my Win 7 PC is unable to ...