Originally Published: Monday, 11 October 1999 Author: Jeff Alami
Published to: Press Releases/PR NewsWire Page: 1/1 - [Std View]

New VMware for Linux Release Now Available

VMware gets closer to the promise of seamless virtual machines, with version 1.1.

VMware 1.1 for Linux Provides Important New Features, Closing the Gap Between Physical and Virtual Machines

PALO ALTO, Calif., Oct. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- VMware Inc. [www.vmware.com], the leading provider of virtual machine applications for PCs, today announced the release of VMware 1.1 for Linux, the newest version of VMware virtual machine technology for Linux users. VMware will debut the new product at the Atlanta Linux Showcase (booth number 201) from October 12th through 16th.

This release follows closely on the heels of the company's launch of VMware for Windows NT and Windows 2000 in September. Since launching the original VMware 1.0 for Linux in May, more than 180,000 users have registered on the company's website to evaluate and/or purchase the product. The company's customer base includes developers, quality assurance and technical support engineers, as well as Linux users who want access to Windows applications. Linux users have responded enthusiastically to the new release.

"Linuxcare already uses VMware 1.1 for Linux in many facets of our operations," said Dave Sifry, co-founder and Chief Technology Officer of Linuxcare, Inc. "VMware enables our technical staff to more easily support different Linux distributions. VMware for Linux performs extremely well, and has become part of our standard PC build at Linuxcare."

The most important new feature of VMware 1.1 for Linux is the addition of Windows 2000 as a supported guest operating system. This enables customers to evaluate Windows 2000 capabilities and to run early Windows 2000 applications on Linux desktops. The new version also maximizes the use of virtual machines and more closely approximates the capabilities of a physical computer by supporting common peripheral devices, including scanners, printers, ZIP drives, and MP3 players. This allows Linux users to take advantage of many devices that are typically used with Microsoft Windows applications.

VMware 1.1 for Linux is the first update to the original VMware 1.0 for Linux. All existing VMware for Linux customers will receive version 1.1 as a free upgrade.

About VMware

VMware, Inc. is the leading provider of virtual machine applications for PCs. VMware products dramatically increase users' productivity by providing a flexible and secure computing environment. The company's roster of customers includes developers, corporate IT professionals, power users, government agencies, colleges and universities, and computer enthusiasts worldwide. VMware is a privately held company based in Palo Alto, California.

VMware is a thin software layer that frees users from the "one machine, one operating system" model of computing and enables multiple operating systems and associated applications to run concurrently on a single machine, without disk partitioning or re-booting. Each virtual machine environment provides full fault and security isolation, and yet can communicate and share files or devices with other virtual machines. This innovative approach allows individuals and organizations to achieve new levels of flexibility, productivity and security on their desktop or laptop PCs.

NOTE: VMware is the trademark of VMware, Inc. Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds. Microsoft and Windows are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation. All other marks and names mentioned herein are the property of their respective holders.

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