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VMware Pushes Win 7?

VMware and Microsoft aren't exactly friends. So why is VMware offering advice on moving to Win 7? Because it is in its self interest. You see, Win 7 doesn't run all the older XP apps and drivers, which is why Microsoft built XP Mode to allow virtualization of XP under Win 7.

VMware has what it thinks is a better answer: Package up your old XP environment and run it under Win 7 using VMware Player.

VMware claims its Player is faster and just plain better than XP Mode.

Have you tried either? What are your thoughts? Let them be known at [email protected]

Posted by Doug Barney on 06/14/2010 at 1:17 PM


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