Compare VMware Player vs. VMware Workstation

VMware Player is ranked 13th in Virtual Desktop while VMware Workstation is ranked 2nd in Virtual Desktop with 1 review. VMware Player is rated 0, while VMware Workstation is rated 9.0. On the other hand, the top reviewer of VMware Workstation writes "I have found this product excellent for quick test/dev environments. ". VMware Player is most compared with VMware Horizon View, VMware Workstation and Parallels Desktop, whereas VMware Workstation is most compared with Hyper-V, VMware vSphere and Oracle VM VirtualBox.
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13th
out of 29 in Virtual Desktop
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1,192
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Reviews
0
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out of 29 in Virtual Desktop
Views
21,642
Comparisons
19,463
Reviews
1
Average Words per Review
386
Avg. Rating
9.0
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Overview

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 Workstation transforms the way technical professionals develop, test, demonstrate and deploy software by running multiple x86-based operating systems simultaneously on the same PC. Built on 15 years of virtualization excellence and winner of more than 50 industry awards, VMware Workstation takes desktop virtualization to the next level by giving users an unmatched operating system support, rich user experience and incredible performance.
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