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"Starting with version 12, it is now free on a Mac for personal use. Fusion Pro has a cost."
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VMware Player, or VMware Player Plus, is described by VMware as the easiest way to run a virtual machine on Windows or Linux PCs in a commercial environment. If you want to deliver a managed desktop to your employees, customers, students, contractors, or partners, then this virtual desktop solution is the way to go.
VMware Player provides the most advanced virtualization platform available, which is capable of supporting even extremely demanding applications. Even though the platform is so advanced, the user interface is simple and easy-to-use.
There is seamless integration with Windows XP and Windows XP applications even if the machine itself is a Windows 7 PC, a Windows 8 PC, or even Linux-based. It also gives your IT person the capability of restricting the virtual machines by requiring runtime passwords, adding an expiration date, blocking USB devices, or encrypting the machines. By using VMware vCenter Converter, VMware Player can even convert old machines into virtual machines without you needing to re-configure or re-install any applications.
VMware Fusion is ranked 8th in Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) with 1 review while VMware Player is ranked 11th in Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI). VMware Fusion is rated 8.0, while VMware Player is rated 0.0. The top reviewer of VMware Fusion writes "Rock solid, more flexible than other solutions, and good support". On the other hand, VMware Fusion is most compared with VMware Horizon View, VMware Horizon 7, VMware Workstation, Parallels Desktop and Microsoft Remote Desktop Services, whereas VMware Player is most compared with VMware Horizon View, VMware Workstation, Parallels Desktop, VMware Horizon 7 and Microsoft Remote Desktop Services.
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