Linux can run several excellent programs which could enhance its operation. Users can install Netscape and XMMS for web and audio tools to BitchX and Xchat for communications purposes of the Linux system. VMware for Linux provides users with the capability to emulate a fully functioning operating system. This means the elimination of dual booting the Linux platform just to run a win32 application. With VMware, all Windows platform, programs, and applications can be used alongside the original systems tools of the machine. Essentially, the VMware will create a PC on the Linux platform thus enhancing its usage.
When installing VMware on Linux, users can upload it on the system through two methods. First, the VMware virtual machine can be installed on a separate partition of the host system. Second, the VMware can be set-up on an existing directory of the Linux system. Either way, the functions, performance and utility of the VMware virtual machine will be similar.
The VMware application can be easily downloaded on the VMware website. The full version VMware virtualization program can be acquired as a freeware with a distinct serial number. This can be unpacked to a root directory using tools included in the Linux system. After unpacking the program, move everything to a separate directory and run the install file. This will start the installation process and a wizard will provide guidance on each step of the application.
VMware Linux installation is a fairly simple process. If a user is familiar with the Linux directory system and installing a stand alone program, then running the VMware installation commands would be easy too.