VMware Workstation 10 review

Posted on 08/02/2014 by | Comments Off on VMware Workstation 10 review

The VMware Workstation is a very popular hypervisor software that supports computers with x64 version operating systems.  The VMware Workstation allows its users to create and set different Virtual Machines [or VM’s] and then use these VM’s later with the actual machines, at the same time.

The software was first released back in 1999, and the latest release [V 10.0.1] was just released a couple of months ago. The software supports Windows and Linux operating systems running on x64 architecture. VMware Inc., developers of this workstation is a subsidiary division of the EMC Corporation.

VMware workstation 10

Their latest build, the VMware Workstation Version 10.0.1 supports Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8 and also Linux operating system and brings in a variety of useful and customer friendly features such as:

  • User Friendly UI: The User Interface of the VMware Workstation 10.0.1 resembles much of it’s earlier built, the version 9. This means the UI has been largely unchanged and if you’re coming in from an older version of the software, you might not feel it difficult to adjust.
  • Advanced Features: The VMware Workstation packs in much more features than its competitors such as the ability to create advanced restrictions for the Virtual Machines you create. This means that you can set up a maximum work period for the Virtual Machines you create and they’ll expire or disable upon reaching the desired work period.
  • Offline Capabilities: If your network connection faces some unwelcomed issues, then you can make use of the advanced restrictions feature to work your Virtual Machines in offline mode for a couple of days before the need arrives to talk with the servers, in order to renew the status of the Virtual Machines.
  • Set Warnings: You can set up various warning messages for the users which also act as notifications. For instance, you can preset your Virtual Machines to display a custom message in order to warn the user ahead of the expiring period. Hence, on reaching closer to the expiring period, the user can be warned automatically. Also additional information can also be displayed with details on where you can find a new image series for future testing.
  • KVM Functionality: This allows the VMware Workstation to use up the entire real estate of your display by completely modifying the UI. Moreover, you can also assign various keyboard hot keys in order to move between active Virtual Machines any time. Also multi monitor feature ensures that you get a glance on all important data at any given time. Thus saving you time, effort and tension and allowing you to work smoothly.

Final Words:

Finally comes the pricing. If you’re out there to buy a fresh copy of this software, then you can grab your copy for a very competitive price of just $249 or if you’re willing to upgrade from your existing version of this software, then it’ll just cost you around $119. VMware also usually have some discounts from time to time, be sure to visit our VMware’s coupon page to see if you could get some discount on VMware.

For the price you spend buying this software, you get a very impressive set of features such as a user friendly tablet hardware support and advanced enterprise management that no other alternatives can provide you, with such a competitive price tag.