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software can also be run on a computer that has at least 32-bit or 64-bit screen resolution. VirtualBox Pros and Cons Advantage: VirtualBox software is very easy to use and install. It takes seconds to download and install the software (Boursas, 2008). Also, its simplicity has made it a preference for users at home who wants to use different operating systems on their computers. The small size enables the software to be stored in relatively less space on the hard disk. Disadvantage: Compared to Windows Virtual PC and VMware Workstation, the VirtualBox does not come with as many features. Although the features it contains are enough to run the software, certain clients require more features to enable them to perform a variety of tasks. VMware Workstation VMware was introduced into the market in 1998. The VMware is an inclusive package which offers virtualization software services in three dimensions including VMware Workstation, VMware Fusion and VMware Player (, 2015). The VMware Workstation has been designed to provide solutions to almost all aspects of desktop virtualization. The software is capable of simultaneously running applications on multiple guests’ operating systems. Although other versions of VMware software are also applicable, they offer limited services. For example, VMware Fusion is best for MAC users who want to use Windows on their computers (Cerling, 2010). On the other hand, VMware Player is more for Windows or Linux users. VMware runs on Windows, Mac and Linux as well as other major operating system. It also requires a powerful screen resolution to display all the graphics (, 2015). The VMware Workstation offers seamless integration between operating systems. The software allows guest software to run at native speeds. It does not compromise the speed of the guest
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6 VIRTUALIZATION software making it quite preferable among users. It requires a minimum of 2GB RAM to operate smoothly. VMware Workstation does not occupy a vast part of the computer’s hard disk. About 100MB is just enough for the Workstation to fully install. VMware Pros and Cons Advantage: One advantage of VMware Workstation is its ability to run on various operating systems. It is quite compatible with even the latest versions of Windows and Mac (Park, 2012). Although VMware Workstation is larger than other versions of VMware software, it occupies a little space on the hard disk giving more room for storing other items. The VMware Workstation offers seamless integration between operating systems. The software allows guest software to run at native speeds. It does not compromise the speed of the guest software making it quite preferable among users. Disadvantage: VMware can be very expensive. The average market price for the software is $250 (Cerling, 2010). This puts the software above the rich of price-sensitive customers. Besides, the VMware Workstation does not easy to use. The user is required to study the software and understand how it can be utilized. The software comes with a tutorial that can also be used by clients to understand its application.
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  • Winter '11
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  • Operating Systems, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows Virtual PC

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