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    Top Answer:VM Workstation’s setup is so easy, you can use it almost instantly, it works well with Windows and Linux. We like VM Workstation primarily to test environments to determine how well a solution will… more »
    Top Answer:It will not harm any of the computer settings to run a specific program. For example, if a program needs a specific security policy, we don't have to use the shared configuration. We have an… more »
    Top Answer:The interface is a little wonky and needs to be improved. Honestly, the biggest problem with VMware is not with their interface, as much as their support for the interface. In order for a virtual… more »
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    OpenVZ is a container-based virtualization for Linux. OpenVZ creates multiple secure, isolated Linux containers (otherwise known as VEs or VPSs) on a single physical server enabling better server utilization and ensuring that applications do not conflict. Each container performs and executes exactly like a stand-alone server; a container can be rebooted independently and have root access, users, IP addresses, memory, processes, files, applications, system libraries and configuration files.
    VMware Workstation transforms the way technical professionals develop, test, demonstrate and deploy software by running multiple x86-based operating systems simultaneously on the same PC. Built on 15 years of virtualization excellence and winner of more than 50 industry awards, VMware Workstation takes desktop virtualization to the next level by giving users an unmatched operating system support, rich user experience and incredible performance.
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    Atlassian, Funtoo Linux, FastVPS, MontanaLinux, Parallels, Pixar Animation Studios, Travis CI, Yandex, WarGaming.Net
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    Comms Service Provider39%
    Computer Software Company21%
    Government7%
    Media Company5%
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    Government20%
    Manufacturing Company20%
    University10%
    Sports Company10%
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    Comms Service Provider29%
    Computer Software Company19%
    Government8%
    Manufacturing Company6%
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    Small Business17%
    Midsize Enterprise29%
    Large Enterprise54%
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    Small Business53%
    Midsize Enterprise20%
    Large Enterprise27%
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    Small Business21%
    Midsize Enterprise21%
    Large Enterprise58%
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    OpenVZ is ranked 11th in Server Virtualization Software while VMware Workstation is ranked 3rd in Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) with 9 reviews. OpenVZ is rated 0.0, while VMware Workstation is rated 8.8. On the other hand, the top reviewer of VMware Workstation writes "Easy to use, powerful virtualization capabilities, and good performance". OpenVZ is most compared with Proxmox VE, Hyper-V, Oracle VM VirtualBox and VMware vSphere, whereas VMware Workstation is most compared with VMware vSphere, Hyper-V, KVM, Oracle VM VirtualBox and Proxmox VE.

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