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Good comparison chart for VMW6.5, Player 3

Posted by essjae on November 11, 2009

From vmfaq?  They’ve been around since 2003?  This was my first visit.

Feature comparison
Feature/Product Workstation 6.5 Player 2.5 Player 3.0 beta Server 2.x
Intended use Desktop use, test environments, Q&A, product development Run VMs made elsewhere Desktop use, testing Host production VMs
Edit VM settings? Yes No Yes Yes
Max RAM / VM 8GB 8GB 8GB 8GB
 VSMP  Yes  Yes  Yes  Yes
 Snapshots  Multiple, branchable, linked clone  No  No  Single
 USB 2.0  Yes  Yes  Yes  Yes
3D acceleration  DirectX 9 with Shader Model 2.0  DirectX 9 with Shader Model 2.0 DirectX 9 with Shader Model 3.0  No
 Other -Integrates MS Visual Studio/Eclipse
-Allows definition of properties of the virtual networks within VM teams

– Record/replay functionality

-Unity mode

– Shared folders

– Editing of .vmx settings by hand possible
– Unity mode
– Shared folders
– Create / edit VMs

– Unity mode

– Shared folders 

 Cost  $189  Free  

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