Compare VMware Workstation vs. VMware Player Free

Intro

Side-by-side comparison. View a complete list of features for both products. VMware Workstation and VMware Player Free were reviewed, scored and ranked. This table contains a complete comparison. The result is that VMware Workstation is better. See the differences below.
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Ranking
BETTER
VMware Workstation
VMware Player Free
$285
Free
Score
  • Overall
  • Emulation Platforms
  • Features
  • Help & Support
9.11
8.77
8.57
8.57
10
9
8.75
8.75
Emulation Platforms
Windows 8
Windows 7
Windows Vista
Windows XP
Windows Older Versions
Mac OS
Linux
Features
Backup / Snapshots
Share Folders
Drag & Drop
Custom CPU
Custom RAM
Custom HDD Space
Network Support
USB Support
Soundcard Support
DVD/CD-ROM Support
Can Be Installed On
Windows
Mac OS
Linux
Help & Support
Online Knowledgebase
Help Manual
Tutorials
FAQ
User Forum
Email Support
Telephone
Live Chat