VMware Player 6.0.0-1295980: A Free and Powerful Virtualization Tool
VMware Player is a free software that allows you to run multiple operating systems on your PC without rebooting or partitioning. With VMware Player, you can easily try out new operating systems, test software applications, or isolate environments for security purposes.
In this article, we will introduce the features and benefits of VMware Player 6.0.0-1295980, the latest version of the software released in September 2013. We will also show you how to download and install VMware Player on your Windows or Linux system.
What is VMware Player?
VMware Player is a desktop virtualization software that lets you create and run virtual machines on your PC. A virtual machine is a software-based emulation of a physical computer that can run a different operating system and applications than the host system.
With VMware Player, you can run multiple virtual machines at the same time on your PC, each with its own operating system and configuration. For example, you can run Windows 7, Linux, and Android on your Windows 10 PC, or vice versa.
VMware Player is based on the same hypervisor platform as VMware Workstation, a professional virtualization software for developers and IT professionals. However, VMware Player is simpler and easier to use, and does not require a license key to operate.
What are the features and benefits of VMware Player 6.0.0-1295980?
VMware Player 6.0.0-1295980 is the latest version of the software released in September 2013. It has several new features and improvements over the previous versions, such as:
Support for Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2 as guest operating systems.
Support for Ubuntu 13.04 and Fedora 19 as guest operating systems.
Support for USB 3.0 devices in Windows 8 guests.
Improved graphics performance and compatibility with DirectX 9.0c Shader Model 3 and OpenGL 2.1.
Improved compatibility with some antivirus and firewall software.
Improved user interface with simplified menus and toolbar.
Improved virtual machine settings with more options and controls.
Improved virtual machine sharing with easy access to shared folders and drag-and-drop file transfer.
Improved virtual machine snapshot management with automatic snapshots and multiple snapshot levels.
Improved virtual machine cloning with linked clones and full clones.
The benefits of using VMware Player 6.0.0-1295980 are:
You can try out new operating systems without affecting your existing system or data.
You can test software applications or patches in a safe and isolated environment.
You can run legacy or incompatible software that does not work on your current system.
You can access online resources or services that are restricted or blocked by your network or location.
You can learn new skills or technologies by experimenting with different operating systems and tools.
You can have fun by playing games or exploring new features of different operating systems.
How to download and install VMware Player 6.0.0-1295980?
To download and install VMware Player 6.0.0-1295980 on your Windows or Linux system, follow these steps:
Go to the [VMware Customer Connect] website and select the version of VMware Player that matches your system architecture (32-bit or 64-bit).
Click on the "Download Now" button and save the file to your preferred location.
If you are using Windows, double-click on the .exe file and follow the installation wizard instructions. If you are using Linux, open a terminal window and navigate to the directory where you saved the file. Then type "chmod +x filename.bundle" (where filename is the name of the file) to make it executable, and then type "./filename.bundle" to run it. Follow the installation wizard instructions.
After the installation is complete, launch VMware Player from your desktop or start menu.
To create a new virtual machine, click on the "Create a New Virtual Machine" button and follow the wizard instructions. You can either use an ISO image file or a physical CD/DVD to install the guest operating system, or use an existing virtual machine file or a VMware appliance.
To run an existing virtual machine, click on the "Open a Virtual Machine" button and browse to the location of the virtual machine file (.vmx) or the VMware appliance (.ovf or .ova).
To edit the settings of a virtual machine, right-click on the virtual machine name and select "Settings". You can change the hardware configuration, network settings, shared folders, and other options.
To start, stop, pause, or resume a virtual machine, use the buttons on the toolbar or the menu commands.
For more information and help on using VMware Player 6.0.0-1295980, you can refer to the [documentation] or the [online community].