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VMware Workstation and Fusion are Desktop Hypervisor products used by millions of people every day to run virtual machines on their Windows, Linux and Mac computers for demo, develop, testing and learning purposed.

Those products give users the ability to quickly and easily build “local virtual” environments to install other operating systems, learn about technology, build and test software, complex systems, browsers, apps, games, and more.

And remember that first VMware’s product was VMware Workstation (1999-05-15 – VMware 1.0 – Supports up to 2GB of Memory)!

For many in the virtualization community, Workstation and Fusion are the first VMware products that they’ve ever used, and it’s an important tool for understanding Virtualization as well as the fundamentals of vSphere. For example, Workstation was the fist virtualization able to virtualize other hypervisors (including VMware ESXi) making possible to have nested virtualization!

VMware Workstation Pro and Fusion Pro are now Free for Personal Use and Licensed for Commercial Use!

VMware (by Broadcom) Fusion Pro and Workstation Pro will now have two license models: a Free Personal Use or a Paid Commercial Use subscription for Pro apps. Users will decide based on their use case whether a commercial subscription is required.

This means that everyday users who want a virtual lab on their Mac, Windows or Linux computer can do so for free simply by registering and downloading the bits from the new download portal located at

VMware Fusion Pro Download           VMware Workstation Pro Download