VMware Player


WMware has released a free tool for running any Virtual Machine on a Windows or Linux PC.

Key Features of VMware Player:

* Run any virtual machine. Run virtual machines created by VMware Workstation, GSX Server or ESX Server. VMware Player also supports Microsoft virtual machines and Symantec LiveState Recovery disk formats.

* Access host PC devices. Use host CD/DVD drives, network adapters, and plug-and-play USB devices.

* Copy and paste. Copy text and files between the virtual machine and the host PC.

* Drag and drop. Drag and drop files between a Windows host PC and a Windows virtual machine.

* Multiple networking options. Virtual machines can share or obtain new IP addresses or be isolated from the network and host.

* 32- and 64-bit host and guest operating system support. Run a wide variety of virtual machines containing 32- and 64-bit operating systems simultaneously on the same physical PC. Compatible 64-bit guest operating systems include select Microsoft Windows, Red Hat, SUSE, and FreeBSD distributions.

* Adjustable memory. Tune virtual machine memory for optimal performance.

* Configurable shutdown. Power down or suspend the virtual machine when closing VMware Player.

More details at source: VMware Player.