The software is useful for testing operating systems other than the one installed on your PC.
VMware Workstation Player is a local desktop virtualization tool. Thanks to VMware's technology it is possible to run a virtual machine on your computer, with a different operating system than your native OS. For example, you could run macOS or Linux on a Windows PC. This is the VMware Player download for Windows.
Here are some of VMware Workstation Player's main features:
Virtual machines: Safely run a virtual machine on your host PC, making use of the best virtualization solutions in the market.
Access to hardware: Whilst working on the alternative operating system of a virtual machine, you will still be able to use the DVD and USB drives, network adapter and other plug-and-play hardware of the host machine.
File exchange: Easily copy and paste documents and media files between the host and the virtual machine.
Adjustable memory and disk space: You are free to decide how much of your PC’s disk space and RAM you want to allocate to the virtual machine.
Configurable startup and shutdown: You can specify when you want to power off, reboot or hibernate your virtual machine.
VMware Workstation Player is free for non-commercial, personal and home use. If you are planning to use this virtualization app commercially, you will have to purchase a Pro license. The price for this commercial version varies between $149 and $241 per license.
VMware Player is also compatible with Linux DIstributions.
Operating system: Windows 8 or 10 (64-bit).
Graphic card: Graphics card with DirectX 11.0 capabilities.
Memory: At least 4 GB.
Disk space: 150 MB free space.
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