View Full Version : Free VMWare

September 26th, 2006, 09:47 PM
Is there a free alternative to VMWare?

September 26th, 2006, 10:00 PM
VMWare is free.

September 26th, 2006, 10:07 PM
Oh rite. Thanks.

September 27th, 2006, 12:51 AM
Depends on your interpretation of "free". If you mean free as in open-source then you'll want to look at Qemu. If you mean free as in "free beer" but not open-source then VMware fits this.


September 27th, 2006, 12:57 AM
And only the VMWare Player or VMWare Server are free, actually. Workstation is a (very good) commercial product. It's one of those things I wouldn't mind paying for, actually, at least while I can't use QuarkXpress and Adobe Acrobat 7 Pro on Linux ;)

Even so, there's no need, as Workstation has a 30 day trial and I pre-made a few images to use later on (there are workarounds though, but this is more practical for me).

I run Tiny XP (Rev.05) on VMWare Player under Ubuntu, and it's the best XPerience I've had with any flavour of Windows whatsoever.

September 27th, 2006, 06:40 PM
Ok, got it (vaguely) working. But it shows an error message and says that i need the vmmon kernel module because it can't find /dev/vmmon. How do I get it?

September 27th, 2006, 07:12 PM