vmware for windows 10

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Will VMware run on windows 10?
where would I get the software?
is it hard to setup?

I have a DELL pc
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VMWare runs just fine on Windows 10. I've been using it for months.

There are several virtual machine options. VMWare specifically is a commercial product and can be found here:
https://www.vmware.com/products/workstation

A (less capable) alternative is Oracle's VirtualBox:
https://www.virtualbox.org/
It's not as good as VMWare but it is free.

Although if you're going the free route why not just use Microsoft's Hyper-V which is built in to Windows 10? All you need to do is add it using the Programs and Features control panel.
https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/virtualization/hyperv_on_windows/quick_start/walkthrough_install

VMWare is by far the easiest to set up and has the best features and performance of the 3. But it's $250 and the other two are free. To some extent you get what you pay for.

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Could I run xterms in VMware?
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE Fellow)VMware and Virtualization Consultant
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You can run X-terms in a Virtual Machine, but not in VMware.

There are three VMware Products which are compatible with Windows 10.

VMware Workstation 12
VMware Workstation Pro
VMware Player 12 (free for non-commercial use).

But if you hardware is compatible you have got Client Hyper-V which is a Roll you can add for free in Windows 10 Professional and above.
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Russ SuterSenior Software Developer

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I've never done it but I see no reason why not. A virtual machine is practically indistinguishable from a physical machine to almost any software running on it. Installing VMWare on a trial basis won't cost you anything and setting up a virtual machine is easy so all you'd need to invest is a little of your time to find out if it will work.
Russ SuterSenior Software Developer

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@Andrew,

You've had experience with this? Why would VMWare not run x-terms?
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE Fellow)VMware and Virtualization Consultant
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you cannot run X-term to the Hypervisor, e.g. direct to ESXi or direct to VMware Workstation!

anything a physical computer can run, can run in a VM!

and for everybody in the post, VMware is a company, not a product!

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