VMware (Was Re: Kubuntu vs. Ubuntu)

Paul Kaplan pkaplan1 at comcast.net
Fri Sep 21 09:06:16 UTC 2007

On Thursday 20 September 2007 6:38:41 am David McGlone wrote:
> On Thursday 20 September 2007 6:05:36 am Marti Andrews wrote:
> > How do you use the VMWare player, I haven't figured it out. I open it,
> > and then what?
> Once you get VMWare player installed you will then have to install Windows
> using the VMWare player.
You will also need to obtain a (VMWare-compatible) virtual disk image 
(shouldn't be difficult to find on the net).  By definition it will be 
formatted, but it need not have anything installed.  VM Player will allow you 
to open existing disks and install OSs, but will not allow you to make new 
disks from scratch.  VM Workstation (non-free) allows you to create disks as 
well.  The latter also has the ability to let the guest OS connect directly 
to the host OS using private IP address on the host whereas Player requires 
you to use a more convoluted approach.

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