VMware Player, one of the easiest tools which can be used to run multiple operating systems at the same time on a PC, has just reached version 5.0.1.
VMware Player 5.0.1 is able to take advantage of the latest hardware in order to create virtual machines which use 4 virtual processors, 2 TB virtual disks and up to 64 GB of memory per virtual machines.
Moreover, VMware Player also provides support for OpenGL 2.1 3D graphics, for Linux virtual machines which can handle the most demanding applications.
Probably the biggest change in the new VMware Player 5.0.1 is the addition of support for new operating systems.
Highlights of VMware Player 5.0.1:
• Support for Ubuntu 12.10 as a host and guest has been added to Player 5.0.1;
• Solaris 11 has been added to guest OS list;
• The Player no longer causes the host to reset when powering on a virtual machine with Binary Translation on a SMEP-capable CPU;
• Several security vulnerabilities have been fixed, including updating third-party libraries;
• If a host system has more than 4GB of memory, the Player will use more of the available memory to run virtual machines;
• After disconnecting certain USB devices from a virtual machine, the Player would prevent devices from being reconnected without restarting the virtual machine.
• A more comprehensive error handling code has been added;
• The data being collected as part of the optional User Experience Improvement Program will no longer be aggregated on every launch of Player, in order to improve performance;
• Easy Install on the Linux version of Player now recognize all compatible operating systems.
• The VMware monitor has been updated to work with Linux kernel 3.5;
• Animated cursors are now displayed correctly in a virtual machine.
A complete list of changes and new features can be found in the official announcement.
Download VMware Player 5.0.1 right now from Softpedia.