In a previous post I went over using Virtual Box because I was unable to run Windows 8 (* preview) in a VMware Player and it required me to have Workstation 8. Well my wait is over and now the latest version of VMware player will run Win8.
Oh happy day…
With its user-friendly interface, VMware Player makes it effortless for anyone to try out Windows 7, Chrome OS or the latest Linux releases, or to create virtual “sandboxes” to test pre-release software in. VMware Player can also be used to run a virtual copy of an old PC so that you can recycle the old machines you have under your desk or stored in the closet.
- Run multiple operating systems simultaneously on a single computer
- Experience the benefits of preconfigured products without any installation or configuration hassles
- Share data between host computer and virtual machine
- Run 32- and 64-bit virtual machines
- Use 3rd-party pre-configured virtual machines and images
- Share data between the host computer and virtual machine
- Broad host and guest operating system support
- Support for USB 2.0 devices
- Gain easy access to virtual machines via an intuitive home page interface
Download: VMware Player 4.0.2 build 591240 116 MB (Freeware, registration required)