VMware Workstation updated with support for Windows 10

VMware has updated their virtualization software for Windows 10, Mac OS X, and Linux. The update officially supports Windows 10 and also sports an improved graphics engine which increases performance of virtual machines. VMware Workstation 12 now adds enhancements for DirectX 10, OpenGL 3.3, and IPv6. In addition, VMware Workstation supports a broader range of hardware and high-DPI displays.

There are two versions of VMware Workstation. Workstation Player is free for non-commercial use, however, if the user wants more features such as the ability to create restricted virtual machines or connect to vSphere and vCloud Air, Workstation Pro costs about $249 (only $149 if upgrading from an older version). VMware Player is good enough for most new people, but for those unsure which VMware Workstation version to use, here’s a comparison of Workstation Player and Workstation Pro.

Do you use VMware? What do you use it for? Let us know in the comments below! For those looking to grab the update. VMware player is available to download here, and VMware Player can be purchased here.

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