VMware Workstation 6.5 beta preview

They say market leadership has its privileges. When you're way out in front and the competition is just a distant blip in your rear-view horizon, you get to take a breather. Coast a bit. Maybe focus on the big picture for a while. Yes, it's good to be the leader. All of which begs the […]

They say market leadership has its privileges. When you're way out in front and the competition is just a distant blip in your rear-view horizon, you get to take a breather. Coast a bit. Maybe focus on the big picture for a while. Yes, it's good to be the leader. All of which begs the question: What the hell is wrong with VMware?

In the traditional desktop virtualisation space, VMware has almost zero competition on the dominant platform, Windows. Yet it continues to innovate—and at an alarming pace, no less.

Case in point: VMware Workstation 6.5. Though only just entering beta, Workstation 6.5 is already causing a stir among the virtualisation faithful. That's because the feature set reads like a veritable wish list to Virtual Santa from all the good girls and boys down in the in-house development and helpdesk departments.

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