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vmware with ubuntu linux

I have one .vmx file and I am accessing file using
vmware player
and
vmware workstation

what is the difference?
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by:John Hurst
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If the Virtual Machine exists, it will open and work the same in VMware Player as with VMware Workstation. In fact, you can use VMware Player to build some machines as well.

VMware Workstation has more tools (like the network editor) and is generally a better bet. Also, the separate VMware Player that builds machines cannot coexist in the same host machine as Workstation.
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by:Qlemo
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One is free, the other not.
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by:rindi
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VMware Player is only for personal use. But now there is also a pro version which isn't free, and that can also be used in business environments.
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by:Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)
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VMware Player is a free lightweight version of VMware Workstation.

It's cut down, and does not offer all the features, originally, it only "played" started VMs.

You could not create them.....
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by:rgb192
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it only "played" started VMs.

You could not create them.....

so I can not use the cd to boot ubuntu?
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by:Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)
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Yes, you can do that now, the original version was 2.0 and 3.0.

Later versions allow you to create VMs.
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I still have a VMware Player version 3.1.something that allows me to create VM's.
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The latest version of VMware Player will allow you to create machines (as noted). If you wish to do a lot of this, VMware Workstation 11 is better and is not that expensive.
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by:rgb192
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thanks for virtual machine information
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@rgb192  - You are very welcome and I was happy to help.
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