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VMWare Workstation 7.1 Now Available

Posted by essjae on June 2, 2010


From the press release:

Packed with better graphics, increased power, and tighter Windows 7 integration

With over 10 new features including twice the 3D graphics performance, support for more scalable virtual machines, and tighter Windows 7 integration, VMware Workstation 7.1 makes it faster and more convenient than ever for technical professionals to try new operating systems, run legacy applications, and test  applications in a secure, isolated environment.

Key new features include:

  • 2X 3D Graphics Performance: Up to twice the graphics performance for DirectX 9.0 and hardware acceleration for OpenGL 2.1 in Windows 7 and Windows Vista virtual machines. Run the most demanding applications like AutoCAD 2011
     
  • Support for Larger Virtual Machines: Support for 8 virtual processors and 2 TB virtual disks ensure the performance demands of today’s most powerful applications are met
     
  • Tighter Windows 7 Integration: Launch virtualized applications directly from the Windows 7 taskbar to create a seamless experience between applications in your virtual machines and the desktop
     
  • Run More Operating Systems: Support for the latest Linux operating systems including Ubuntu 8.04.4, Ubuntu 10.04, OpenSUSE 11.2, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.5, Fedora 12, Debian 5.0.4, Mandriva 2009.1
     
  • Open Standards Support: Import/export Open Virtualization Format (OVF 1.0) packaged virtual machines and upload directly to VMware vSphere
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