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VMware Workstation 7 Now Available
VMware, Inc., the global leader in virtualization solutions from the desktop through the datacenter and to the cloud, today announced the availability of VMware Workstation 7, the gold standard in desktop virtualization. With Windows 7 support, enhanced 3D graphics, and many new and refined features, VMware Workstation 7 continues to transform the way technical professionals develop, test, demo and deploy software. The improvements help developers, QA engineers, sales professionals and IT administrators reduce hardware costs and streamline tasks, saving time and improving productivity.


VMware Workstation 7 is the most powerful, reliable and secure desktop virtualization product with the most comprehensive feature set. Enhancements include:

  • Best in Class Windows 7 Support. VMware Workstation 7 is optimized for maximum performance when running on 32-bit and 64-bit Windows 7 PCs and works seamlessly with Flip 3D and Aero Peek to show live virtual machine activity.
  • The Best 3D Graphics. Run even more 3D applications with support for Windows Aero, DirectX 9.0c Shader Model 3 and OpenGL 2.1 in Windows virtual machines.
  • Features Designed for Professionals. VMware Workstation 7 streamlines software development and testing with new IDE integrations for the SpringSource Tools Suite and Eclipse IDE for Java & C/C++ along with Record Replay Debugging improvements that make it faster to find non-deterministic bugs.
  • Most Advanced Virtualization Capabilities. Run 32-bit and 64-bit operating systems with up to four virtual CPUs and 32GB of RAM dedicated to each virtual machine.

"This year marks the 10 year anniversary of VMware Workstation, a powerful product that embodies our passion for innovation and our commitment to raising products to new heights with each release," said Jocelyn Goldfein, general manager, desktop business unit, for VMware. "Workstation 7 continues this tradition with support for Windows Aero graphics, SpringSource Tool Suite integration and much more."

Availability and Pricing
VMware Workstation 7 is now available for download from for $189.00. Upgrades from prior versions of VMware Workstation are available for $99.00. VMware Workstation can also be purchased through VMware's network of resellers and distributors.

Published Tuesday, October 27, 2009 8:47 AM by David Marshall
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