New VMware beta

Just saw this posted on news.com, “VMware on Monday released a test version of its next workstation software that’s able to run 64-bit and dual-processor virtual machines.

VMware Workstation 5.5, scheduled for final release by the end of the year, lets one computer simultaneously run several operating systems. Each OS is called a virtual machine. The feature is handy for programmers testing crash-prone prototypes or simulating the interaction of several servers.”

I haven’t used this program near as much as I thought I was going too, but it was great a few years ago, and now, version 5.5 adds support for 64-bit Windows, Linux and Solaris, as well as support for FreeBSD 5.3. It’s also added support for multi-processor machines, a feature that used to only be available in their high end product. This software is great you can actually run a server os and then install a client os and login into the server os! You can test so much stuff with this program on one computer, it’s unbelievable.