After attempting to install VMWare on Gentoo Linux you may get thefollowing error message when trying to run the vmware-config.pl configuration script: vmware-config.pl Making sure services for … [Read more...] about Installing VMWare on Gentoo
Information and articles about VMWare Workstation, VMWare Server and VMWare Player
VMWare is a company specializing in virtualization products which allows guest "virtual machines" to run inside a host operating system. They have a number of products including the free VMWare Player and VMWare Server applications, and paid for applications such as VMWare Workstation.
I have been using VMWare Workstation since 2003 to run Microsoft Windows XP inside my Linux host computer so I can continue to run applications such as Adobe Photoshop and test websites with Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox on a native Windows platform. It's also extremely useful for testing out Linux distributions without having a dedicated computer to install them onto.
I returned to using Windows in 2008 but continued to use VMWare for testing IE and running my development Linux web server; from 2010 I switched to OSX and continue to virtualize Windows for testing web applications on Internet Explorer.
VMWare Fusion on Mac OSX allows you to shrink virtual disks easily for Windows virtual machines right from the graphical interface (Virtual Machine -> Settings -> General -> Clean Up Virtual … [Read more...] about How to shrink a VMWare Fusion Linux virtual disk
I recently replaced my Windows Vista desktop/host machine with Windows 7 Release Candidate and switched from VMWare Server version 1 to VMWare Server version 2. Version 2 uses a web based management … [Read more...] about Connect a USB device with VMWare Server 2
I use VMWare Server on several different computers to run virtualized Linux webservers for developing websites and for testing various versions of Internet Explorer. I recently needed to reduce the … [Read more...] about How to shrink a VMWare virtual disk
I've just set up a new VMWare virtual machine with Kubuntu 8.04 and the scroll wheel on my mouse didn't work. The steps to correct this are pretty simple and are covered in this post. This should work … [Read more...] about How to enable mouse wheel scrolling in Kubuntu under VMWare
VMWare Server 1.0 doesn't support the same set of features as the more recent versions of VMWare Workstation and VMWare Player, so you may not be able to open virtual machines created with more … [Read more...] about VMWare Server – errors opening virtual machines from Workstation/Player