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Run the apps that keep you most productive, wherever you want to use them. Discover the full capabilities of VMware Workstation Pro!
VMware Player is the easiest way to run multiple operating systems at the same time on your PC. With its user-friendly interface, VMware Player makes it effortless for anyone to try out Windows 7, Chrome OS or the latest Linux releases, or create isolated virtual machines to safely test new software and surf the Web. In addition to running previously created virtual machines, VMware Player can also create its own, and even have more access to features than the program from which this app was created from - VMware Workstation.
Supported Guest Operating Systems
- Windows 10
- Windows 8
- Windows 7
- Windows XP
- Oracle Linux
- Solaris, FreeBSD, and various other Linux Distros
Users who have used other VirtualMachine software can clearly see that VMware Workstation Player offers highly competitive performance, often faster than paid programs and even solutions that come from Microsoft themselves. Other benefits are very loose restrictions. For example users of the latest version of this app can create virtual machines that have up to 8TB of hard drive space, 16 virtual CPU threats, USB3, great support of SSD data streaming, and ability to emulate Windows 8.1.
Workstation Player is perfect for students, faculty, businesses, and corporate users who need a small sandbox environment for testing or control. A simple user interface provides a streamlined approach and enables more focused use cases.
New Features in VMware Player:
Simple but Powerful Virtualization
With nearly 20 years of active development, the tool builds from the same platform as VMware Workstation Pro and vSphere, making it one of the most mature and stable solutions for local desktop virtualization. Safely and easily run a second operating system as a virtual machine (VM) on a single PC without affecting your main desktop environment and without rebooting.
Your Path to BYO
With the app, you can isolate corporate desktops from BYO devices by disabling copy-and-paste, drag-and-drop, shared folders, and access to USB devices. Run restricted VMs that are encrypted and password-protected to ensure only authorized users can interact with corporate data. Or combine Workstation Player with Horizon FLEX to remotely manage the delivery and security policies of VMs.
The Perfect Tool for Learning
The isolation and sandbox capabilities of VMware WorkstationPlayer make it the perfect tool to help you learn about operating systems, applications, and how they work. Being able to run a server environment on a desktop PC also allows you to explore software and application development in a “real world” environment without interfering with the host desktop.
A Secure and Isolated Environment
Run a secure second desktop with different privacy settings, tools, and networking configurations to keep your host system safe and secure while browsing online.
Note: Limited functionality in the demo version.