VMware Makes VM "Player" App Free
My employer is going to give away a free application for running VMware virtual machines. Here's Slashdot's reaction, which seems broadly positive. I think if you're a user or developer of a minority OS, this has to be an exciting turn of events. VMware virtual machines are a much, much more attractive delivery vehicle for new OS'es than ISO images. If I'm some Swedish grad student with a hobby OS, I probably am hosting a web page with instructions like:
- Download this ISO image.
- Burn it to CD-ROM.
- Blow the mind of some poor computer sitting in the corner.
- Don't forget to back up! Oh, wait, is it too late for that?