I apologize for the subject line.
VMware announced today at VMworld 2005 the VMware Player for Windows and Linux. It’s a free program that allows users to use VMs without needing to purchase Workstation. It’s not a substitute for Workstation, as it won’t allow you to create or modify VMs or to snapshot them, but it’s still very useful. You can download VMs that others have created, such as from our collection of VMs on VMTN.
The Linux version of the Player was written mainly by Philip Langdale. He talks a bit more about it in his blog.
Included below are a couple of screenshots of the Player in action.
Updated: The Win2K thumbnail now actually points to the Win2K screenshot. Hey, look! The Incredible Machine!
Update 2: If you tried posting a comment on my blog, but had trouble, try again. It should all be sorted out now.