Vmware Workstation 5.5 will run MS Virtual PC/Server on the fly!

Posted by bink on August 19 2005, 12:37 PM. Posted in Virtual PC.

Vmware Workstation 5.5 will run MS Virtual PC on the fly! Vmware workstation 5.5 which beta has just started will seamlessly open third party formats - You can now directly open third-party virtual machines, including Microsoft VPC and Virtual Server, without first converting them. From the Open dialog in both Workstation and Player interfaces, you can select the appropriate file type to open third party virtual machines. Any changes you make to the virtual machine are then saved in VMware format.

Also:Convert third party formats - You can now convert third-party virtual machines, including Microsoft VPC and Virtual Server, by selecting File-Import in the Workstation interface or by using the standalone Virtual Machine Importer.

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And best of all 64 bit guest OS support!!!:

  • Support for 64-bit guest operating systems – Workstation 5.5 greatly enhances the virtualization platform by supporting both 64-bit host and 64-bit guest operating systems. This feature provides you unmatched flexibility to run both 32-bit and 64-bit environments simultaneously. A free utility that checks for supported processors is also available.
  • Experimental support for 2-way Virtual SMP - Workstation 5.5 now brings to the desktop a feature that was previously only available on VMware ESX Server. You can now assign one or two CPUs to any virtual machine