VMware has introduced new virtualization software. VMware Workstation 17 Pro and VMware Player 17 support Windows 11 and several new distributions based on the free Linux operating system kernel. In addition, both solutions offer an extended feature set with vTPM, autostart, and OpenGL 4.3 support.
VMware introduces new workstation and new player
That of michael dellthe founder of Dell, led by VMware, has presented his new virtualization solutions, VMware Workstation 17 Pro and the free and non-commercial use VMware Player 17, which are characterized in particular by an expanded set of functions.
VMware Workstation 17 Pro and VMware Player 17 offer the following innovations compared to the predecessor:
- OpenGL 4.3
- On Linux and Windows virtual machines, VMware Workstation now supports graphics rendering via OpenGL 4.3.
In addition to Windows 11 and Windows Server 2022, VMware Workstation 17 Pro and VMware Player 17 also support several additional Linux distributions, such as new editions of Ubuntu, Fedora, Debian, and Red Hat, as well as FreeBSD.
Download on ComputerBase
VMware Player 17 can be downloaded as an alternative to the also linked Oracle VM VirtualBox 7.0 directly below this post from the ComputerBase download area.
VMware Workstation 17 Pro stands as Trial version for Windows and Linux Available for download directly from the manufacturer.
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VirtualBox is a free virtualization program for Windows, Linux, and macOS.
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VMware Player is a software that helps to run virtual machines.
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