Bill Detwiler

Editor in Chief, TechRepublic and Tech Pro Research

Bill Detwiler is Editor in Chief for ZDNet's sister sites TechRepublic and Tech Pro Research. He is also the host of Cracking Open, CNET and TechRepublic's popular online show. Prior to joining TechRepublic in 2000, Bill was an IT manager and desktop support technician in the social research and energy industries. He has bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Louisville, where he has also lectured on computer crime and crime prevention.

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VMware player screenshots

VMware player screenshots

VMware released a free player that allows you to run virtual machines created by VMware Workstation, GSX, and ESX Server as well as Microsoft virtual machines and Symantec LiveState Recovery disk formats. You can download the free VMware Player and a pre-built Browser Appliance loaded with Ubuntu and Firefox. Steven Warren walks you through the VMware Player installation and use with these screenshots. You can read more about Steven's experience with VMware Player in his The Hot Button blog.

August 2, 2006 by in Virtualization