First the pro version is still on sale, ending on December 5th
And for those wondering, where is the regular VMware Player 7? Buried down in the downloads section.. Right HERE!
Or if you prefer:
First of all support for 32bit hosts is gone. This build should have better support for Windows 10. For those who are worried, 7 still supports Windows 9x, NT 4.0. My nested ESXi still works fine, as does my Novel Netware 3.12!
And for Mac users, VMware Fusion 7 is on sale, which is great for OS X users who’ve upgraded to OS X 10.10
What is the difference between Pro and Free? From the FAQ:
- VMware Player Pro is designed to be used commercially. It is licensed for use by employees, training organizations, contractors and can be transferred to partners or potential customers.
- VMware Player Pro is enabled to run restricted virtual machines created by VMware Fusion Pro or VMware Workstation
For me, Player 6 removed the ability to easily create VMnet adapters easily, allowing elaborate network configurations with GNS3. Minus a few UI issues I’m kind of liking Windows 10. I may switch out my main OS, although I’ll certainly need the newer player.
Anyways, no I don’t get paid for this kind of thing, but I know people who use this stuff won’t want to miss out on a sale. ESX starter is on sale as well, but only 15% off.