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Windows 7: VM Workstation 7

28 Oct 2009   #1
ken9122

Win7 x64 Ultimate SP1
 
 
VM Workstation 7

Just got a notice that VM Workstation 7 has been released.
Anyone know if is worth the $99 upgrade fee? I'm using Version 6.5.3 with no problems so far.

Ken


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28 Oct 2009   #2
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Hi there
I thought this was still in Beta (I've been testing but mine finishes at the end of November).

From what I see it does seem to work faster and allow 3-D graphics - you can run Guest W7 machines also with full aero.

Native DVD playing still isn't working and some games might not play properly but I'm not sure I'd pay 99 USD for an upgrade from 6.5.3 unless you REALLY need it.

Buying from NEW I'd take version 7.

I'd still be tempted in your case to wait. - I'm hoping a new (free) version of VMWARE server will be released. I'm using V 2.01 of server and on some machines I have 6.5.3 workstation.

I reverted back to 6.5.3 as I was only using a V7 trial and any virtual machines you create with V7 seem to cause v 6.5.3 to fail with an exception error when you power on the VM. --Not always the first time - but after 2 or 3 re-boots.

(Existing VM's created with 6.5.3 work fine with V7 BTW).

Cheers
jimbo
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28 Oct 2009   #3
ken9122

Win7 x64 Ultimate SP1
 
 

Thanks for the feedback. I wasn't ready to pay another $99 after just paying $150 for 6.5.3 a couple of months ago. i'll just wait.

Ken
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