If you've been waiting to get into the VMWare game, now could be a good time.Â VMWare is offering a beta of the 6.5 version of Workstation.Â (You don't have to buy anything, but you do need to register with them to do it.)
I haven't tried 6.5 yet (I run Workstation 6.0), but I certainly plan on giving it a go.Â The only issue I have is that I have a quarter end going on right now... since I run my work PC in a workstation VM, and my deadline for getting financial statements out is this week, installing Beta software is a risk I can't take.
For what it's worth, Microsoft does have a free version of their "Virtual PC" available, but it's years behind VMWare at this point.Â I see that workstation 6.5 now supports 3D graphics inside a VM (looking forward to trying that out.)Â Microsoft also can't support USB devices inside their VM's, but VMWare can.Â (That's reason enough to pay for VMWare right there, IMO.)Â I also find VMWare's UI MUCH better than the VPC one as well.
I can't wait to try out 6.5, and will almost certainly post more on this once I do.Â 🙂