Friday, November 09, 2012

VMWare and Recent Linux Kernel

I must say that i'm impressed how VMWare worked up their products to be compatible with recent Linux kernel releases and it doesn't make their users searched for patches in the wild just to make it work under Linux.

Yesterday, i removed my old installation of VMWare Workstation 8.0.4 and decided to try on VMWare Workstation 9.0.1, the latest maintenance release from VMWare that should be compatible with Linux Kernel 3.5. On my surprise, this version is also working well with the recent version Linux Kernel 3.6.x (i used 3.6.6) and it doesn't need any patches at all. It simply work out of the box.

Good job to VMWare :)