We performed a comparison between VMware Fusion and VMware Player based on real PeerSpot user reviews.Find out what your peers are saying about VMware, Microsoft, Citrix and others in Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI).
"The most value that it provides is that it is versatile."
"It's really easy to build testing environments with VMware Player."
"VMware Player's best feature is the ability to run different OS's simultaneously."
VMware Player, or VMware Player Plus, is described by VMware as the easiest way to run a virtual machine on Windows or Linux PCs in a commercial environment. If you want to deliver a managed desktop to your employees, customers, students, contractors, or partners, then this virtual desktop solution is the way to go.
VMware Player provides the most advanced virtualization platform available, which is capable of supporting even extremely demanding applications. Even though the platform is so advanced, the user interface is simple and easy-to-use.
There is seamless integration with Windows XP and Windows XP applications even if the machine itself is a Windows 7 PC, a Windows 8 PC, or even Linux-based. It also gives your IT person the capability of restricting the virtual machines by requiring runtime passwords, adding an expiration date, blocking USB devices, or encrypting the machines. By using VMware vCenter Converter, VMware Player can even convert old machines into virtual machines without you needing to re-configure or re-install any applications.
VMware Fusion is ranked 7th in Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) with 1 review while VMware Player is ranked 10th in Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) with 2 reviews. VMware Fusion is rated 10.0, while VMware Player is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of VMware Fusion writes "Simple to use, install, and maintain, with prompt technical support". On the other hand, the top reviewer of VMware Player writes "Simple to set up, user-friendly, and makes building test environments easy". VMware Fusion is most compared with VMware Workstation, Parallels Desktop, VMware Horizon View, VMware Horizon and Microsoft Remote Desktop Services, whereas VMware Player is most compared with VMware Workstation, VMware Horizon, Parallels Desktop, VMware Horizon View and Microsoft Remote Desktop Services.
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