VMware Player, which currently known as VMware Workstation Player, is a virtual machine that defines a computer in software. In simple words, we can say it as a PC running on your PC.
Don’t get confused, we will tell you everything about this virtual machine.
This is free PC virtualization software which enables you to operate any virtual machine generated by VMware Workstation, VMware Fusion, VMware Server or VMware ESX in an easy and simple way.
It is an ideal choice for students, teachers and businesses users who are looking for a small sandbox environment for experimenting and control.
Features of VMware Player
Simple and powerful virtualization
It is built as one of the most advanced and stable solutions for the local desktop virtualization. It runs another OS as a virtual machine on your PC easily and safely without any need of restarting your PC and without distressing your Main PC environment.
Ideal tool for learning
It has isolation and sandbox abilities which make it an ideal tool to learn about different operating systems and apps as well as their working. It also helps you to discover and learn software and apps development in a real-time environment without disturbing the host desktop.
Route to BYO
If you want to detach business desktops from BYO devices, you can do this by disabling few functions such as copy and paste, drag and drop, shared folders and access to USB devices. You can also run encrypted and password-protected virtual machines to make sure that no unauthorized user can access your business data.
Safe and secure environment
It allows you to run your virtual machine with its own privacy settings, tools, and network configurations. It works great in providing a secure and isolated environment when your host PC is completely safe and secure while browsing the web.
It enables you to share data between the main PC and virtual machine.
It allows you to third-party virtual machines as well as images.
It supports a broad host and guest operating system as well.
It also supports all kinds of USB 2.0 devices.
Another feature is its support for Microsoft Virtual Server virtual machines and Microsoft Virtual PC virtual machines.
Benefits of VMware Player
- Simple user interface
- An advanced local virtualization solution
- Runs multiple OS simultaneously on a single PC
- Extra security and safety
- Supports USb2.0 devices
- Utilizes a moderate amount of system resources