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VMware Workstation Player – Fast and simplified edition of VMware Workstation Pro

When a virtual machine solution is mentioned, most of use probably think of the celebrated VMware Workstation (which always stays ahead of the VirtualBox from Germany on performance and compatibility). Compared with VMware Workstation Pro, VMware Workstation Player (AKA: Player Pro, VMware Player for short) is more lightweight in both file size and function (can be seen as the simplified edition of VMware Workstation Pro), runs faster, and is free and more suitable for personal, home or non-commercial use. Continue reading VMware Workstation Player – Fast and simplified edition of VMware Workstation Pro

[v13.7] Advanced Installer – Powerful and user-friendly Windows Installer builder

Advanced Installer is a very powerful advanced EXE, MSI installer (in accordance with Microsoft Windows authentication) packaging tool based on Windows Installer technique. Maybe you are more accustomed to using the NSIS (Nullsoft Scriptable Install System), but I do suggest you to give it a try. It won’t let you down.

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[v5.2.2] VMware ThinApp – Most popular portable app maker

As a well-known application virtualization tool – i.e. the single-executable/portable software builder, VMware ThinApp is actually the former Thinstall Virtualization Suite which was later acquired by VMware. It can also be simply interpreted as one packaging suite for software and its complete running environment. Continue reading [v5.2.2] VMware ThinApp – Most popular portable app maker