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VMware Workstation v5.5.18463 Final


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http://download3.vmware.com/software/wkst/VMware-workstation-5.5.0-18463.exe

Full support for 64-bit guest operating systems and improved support for 64-bit host operating systems enable users to work in a broader range of environments

Experimental support for two-way Virtual Symmetric Multiprocessing (Virtual SMP) enables multiprocessor virtual machines

VMware Player gives you greater flexibility in distributing virtual machines

Improved support for 32-bit host and guest operating systems

Workstation emulates a new Ethernet adapter type for 64-bit guests

Workstation 5.5 driver certification updates

Improved import capability lets you open and import Microsoft Virtual PC and Virtual Server virtual machines, as well as Symantec LiveState Recovery system images, directly into Workstation

On Windows hosts, enhancements to the user interface let you customize Workstation toolbars to suit your workstyle

Enhanced support for wireless Ethernet adapters used in bridged networking lets you connect your virtual machines to wireless networks on Linux hosts

Enhanced autodetect makes it easier to configure devices for virtual machines

Enhanced autoconnect automatically reconnnects manually connected USB devices

Enhanced snapshot management makes it easier to work with snapshots

Enhanced command line interface helps you manage snapshots

Memory page trimming can be disabled to improve performance

Enhanced product update checking makes it more convenient to keep your Workstation software up to date

On Linux hosts, the user interface has been enhanced to work better with desktop appearance themes

Workstation 5.5 extends the display resizing features Autofit Guest and Fit Guest Now to Linux guests

You really need to read the Release Notes to have a first overview of all these things.

But there's more: with VMware Workstation 5.5 comes out a series of very useful utilities (producted by VMware but not officially supported):

VMware Player

VMware Player is free software that enables PC users to easily run any virtual machine on a Windows or Linux PC. VMware Player runs virtual machines created by VMware Workstation, GSX Server or ESX Server and also supports Microsoft virtual machines and Symantec LiveState Recovery disk formats.

Processor Check for 64-Bit Compatibility

This is a standalone processor check utility which you can use without VMware Workstation to perform the same check and determine whether your CPU is supported for virtual machines with 64-bit guest operating systems.

Disk Mount

This is a Windows installer for the VMware DiskMount utility. With the VMware DiskMount utility, a VMware virtual disk file can be mounted as a Windows drive letter for read/write access to the files it contains.

Movie Decoder

This is a Windows installer for the movie decoder. This utility is required to play movies recorded using VMware Workstation 5.

Virtual Machine Importer

This is a Windows installer for the VMware Virtual Machine Importer. This utility allows you to convert a Microsoft Virtual PC or Microsoft Virtual Server virtual machine into a VMware Workstation 4 or 5 virtual machine.

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