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I installed a trial version of VMware onto a new, fresh boot disk.
I booted, looked at it, and 1/2 hour later realized I needed something from my server so I reinstalled the original boot disk and rebooted.
I have two LSI controllers, RAID6, each with one VG and several logical volumes.
The first is all my data, bluray, dvd, cd, photos, etc. apx 7TB of data used.
The second is ONLY for backup of the former.
VMWare clobbered my data drives, installing an MBR (how quaint, I've been using GPT for over a year), and created partitions.
I had to use Raise Data Recovery and I did manage to recovery all of my files(pissed off and unhappy during the process), but I can't believe that in the day and age a trial piece of OS style software would clobber DATA disks, without warning and/or asking for confirmation.
I see a good intelligent installer as an indication of the attention to detail spent on the entire project, after all it is one's first impression.
I wouldn't touch VMWare again under any circumstance
I now use virtualbox, xen and kvm, preferring the latter two.
What is a VM? If you mean a hypervisor, then I can vote, but if you mean a virtualization management suite, then the list is really suboptimal, and things like Xen and KVM should be replaced with libvirt, vdsm, oVirt, RHEV, Proxmox and so on.