Run multiple operating systems simultaneously on a single PC

Get more out of your existing computer hardware. Use the free VMware Player application to run multiple operating systems simultaneously on a single PC.

With VMware Player, you can use any virtual machine created by VMware Workstation, VMware Server or VMware ESX Server, as well as Microsoft virtual machines and Symantec LiveState Recovery disks. Use 32- and 64-bit Windows, Linux, NetWare, or Solaris x86 operating systems side-by-side, without rebooting or partitioning your hard drive.

Evaluate virtual appliances with ease

VMware Player makes it simple to quickly evaluate one of the many virtual appliances available through the VMware Virtual Appliance Marketplace. A virtual appliance is a pre-built, pre-configured and ready-to-use enterprise software application on a virtual machine. With VMware Player, anyone can quickly and easily experience the benefits of preconfigured products without any installation or configuration hassles.

Start experiencing the benefits of virtual machines

  1. Download VMware Player.
  2. Try the pre-built Browser Appliance virtual machine, configured for secure internet browsing.
  3. Visit Virtual Appliances at VMTN to download other free, pre-configured virtual machines from industry-leading ISV partners, open source partners and the VMware community.


Did you know that VMware also offers a free server virtualization product? Learn more about VMware Server

VMware Player Redistribution

If you are interested in distributing the Software electronically or via internal Web site, CD or other media, or are interested in placing a VMware provided logo on your printed material, please apply now.