VMware Workstation Player 15.5 for Linux

VMware Workstation Player 15.5 for Linux

Manufacturer:

VMware, Inc.

Platforms:

Linux

Delivery Type:

Download

Available to:

Academic Users
License expiry date: July 1st, 2020

Fully featured version, available for download. This product allows for personal use on a single machine, not for use on shared workstations or in non-production environments. You must be a student, faculty or staff member of an academic institution to qualify for this offer.

VMware Workstation Player™ is a streamlined desktop virtualization application that runs another operating system on the same computer without rebooting. VMware Workstation Player provides a simple user interface, unmatched operating system support, and portability across the VMware ecosystem.

How does VMware Workstation Player work?
 
VMware Workstation Player installs like a standard desktop application. Once installed, VMware Workstation Player allows you to install new operating systems and run them as virtual machines in a separate window. VMware Workstation Player includes features that enable users to create and configure their own virtual machines for optimal performance and access any devices connected to their PC.
 
 
What can I do with VMware Workstation Player?
 
Use VMware Workstation Player to create, run, evaluate, and share software running in virtual machines:
 
  • Create: Use VMware Workstation Player to create virtual machines with the latest 32-bit and 64-bit Windows and Linux operating systems. With Easy Install it’s easier than installing them directly on your PC.
  • Run: VMware Workstation Player can be used by anyone to run virtual machines on a Windows or Linux PC. VMware Workstation Player makes it quick and easy to take advantage of the security, flexibility, and portability of virtual machines.
  • Evaluate: VMware Workstation Player is ideal for safely evaluating software distributed as a virtual appliance. Virtual appliances are pre-built, pre-configured and ready-to-run enterprise software applications packaged along with an operating system in a virtual machine. With VMware Workstation Player, anyone can quickly and easily experience the benefits of preconfigured products without any installation or configuration hassles. Run over 900 virtual appliances from leading software vendors available from the VMware Solution Exchange.
 

VMware Workstation Player 15.5.2


System Requirements
 
Systems using Processors (CPUs) launched in 2011 or later are supported except:
 
  • Intel Atom processors based on the 2011 “Bonnell” micro-architecture (e.g. Atom Z670/Z650; Atom N570)   
  • Systems using Intel Atom processors based on the 2012 “Saltwell” micro-architecture (e.g. Atom S1200, Atom D2700/D2500, Atom N2800/N2600).   
  • Systems using AMD processors based on the “Llano” and “Bobcat” micro-architectures (e.g. code-named “Hondo”, “Ontario”, “Zacate”, “Llano”)
 
In addition the following are supported:
  • Systems using Intel processors based on the 2010 “Westmere” micro-architecture (e.g. Xeon 5600, Xeon 3600, Core i7-970, Core i7-980, Core i7-990)
  • 1.3GHz or faster core speed
  • 2GB RAM minimum/ 4GB RAM or more recommended
 
Host Operating Systems (64-bit)
 
  • Ubuntu 15.04 and above
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 & above
  • CentOS 7.0 and above
  • Oracle Linux 7.0 and above
  • openSUSE Leap 42.2 and above
  • SUSE Linux 13 and above
 
Guest Operating Systems
 
More than 200 operating systems are supported, including:
 
  • Windows 10
  • Windows 8.X
  • Windows 7
  • Windows XP
  • Ubuntu
  • Red Hat
  • SUSE
  • Oracle Linux
  • Debian
  • Fedora
  • openSUSE
  • Mint
  • CentOS
 
For a complete list of supported host and guest the operating systems visit the VMware Compatibility Guide.
 
Does Workstation 15 Player still support 32-bit operating systems?
 
While Workstation 15 Player requires a 64 bit operating system on the host PC you can still run your favorite 32-bit Windows and Linux guest operating systems inside a virtual machine on Workstation 15 Player.

 

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