vmware for windows 10

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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Russ SuterSenior Software DeveloperCommented:
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:

A (less capable) alternative is Oracle's VirtualBox:
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.

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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bkreynolds48Author Commented:
Could I run xterms in VMware?
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE Fellow)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
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 DeveloperCommented:
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 DeveloperCommented:

You've had experience with this? Why would VMWare not run x-terms?
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE Fellow)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
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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