VMware Releases Workstation 9 and Fusion 5

Today, VMware released the latest version of their VMware Workstation product - version 9.  VMware Workstation was the first VMware product that I used (some 13 years ago) and has continued to be a product I rely on to do my work.  I've been using the Technology Preview versions of Workstation 9 for months and am impressed with its speed, stability, and features.  Using VMware Workstation Tech Preview 9 on my laptop, I run a full VMware View environment, complete with firewall, load balancer, OpenFiler storage appliance, vCenter, a couple nested vSphere 5 ESXi servers,  View Composer and View … [Read more...]

VMware Themed Desktop Background Wallpapers

5/12/2014 - Sorry, I've been asked to remove these images.   Update: 7/10/2012 - There are now more than 60 VMware desktop background images in the collection.  Not all are in the ThemePack yet - I'll refresh that later if people want it.  I've also added a rating system to the images so you can tell me which ones you like, and which are so horrid you wouldn't wish it on your worst helpdesk-abusing user. I spent a few minutes clearing my head between projects today by throwing together a collection of 40 41 (thanks @lamw for the multi-colored triangles on white image) VMware themed … [Read more...]

VMware Workstation 8.0.3 Released – Security Update

VMware released an update to VMware Workstation 8.0.3 Build 703057 yesterday (May 3, 2012).  The update is a security update addresses two vulnerabilities that would allow out-of-bounds memory writes on floppy and SCSI devices under certain conditions.  The vulnerabilities may allow specially crafted attacks to crash the VMX process (i.e. crash the running VM) or theoretically execute commands on the host.  The VMware Workstation 8.0.3 release notes can be found here: https://www.vmware.com/support/ws80/doc/releasenotes_workstation_803.html. VMware's security advisories for these … [Read more...]