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Old 11-28-2006, 07:40 PM   #1
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Where is VMWare in Mandriva PowerPack 2007?

Hi everyone, my first post here

I just recently purchased Mandriva PowerPack 2007 and made the journey from Windows XP to Linux... My previous linux experiences left me rather disappointment (Mandriva 9 and FD3) as I found things rather over complicated. But having Mandriva 2007 recommended to me by a good linux friend and having read some reviews, i finally decided that this distro would handle all my needs that windows has upheld.

So I forked out the $70 euro for it, wanting the VMWare, LinDVD, Cedege Engine and extras in PowerPack. And quiet proudly, I have been in Mandriva 2007 for 3 weeks now, and haven't had to go back to Windows once...

I'm starting to really understand why linux is so damned good... Okay, I've waffled enough now, to the serious question....

VMWare comes with PowerPack, one of the reasons I bought it, but I cannot find it.... Is anyone able to point me in the right direction? I want to use VMWare to put a guest WinXP to run a CAD program I use that unfortunately isn't Linux compiled, so I need to get VMWare running...

Thanks in advance,

Mr Sloth
Old 11-29-2006, 04:45 PM   #2
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Powerpack & VMWare

I can only find reference to VMWare in the Powerpack+ software bundle ($179 Euro), and not the ordinary Powerpack. Which makes sense; VMWare Workstation alone sells in the $150-$200 (US) range.

Old 11-29-2006, 10:41 PM   #3
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But I should add:
1. Even if VMWare Workstation doesn't come with the standard Powerpack, you have other options...
A. You could purchase WMWare Workstation. Like I said: $150-$200.
B. You could download the freebie edition WMWare Server and Google how to create a client whatever-VM of your choice. Good way to do it, but takes some configuration--but zero cost.
C. Most distros either come-with or have the freebie VMWare Player available that you can also use to load and run pre-built VMs. But if you look around, you can find instructions on how to roll your own VMs to use with it. And its easier than the Server edition. And that's free, too!

Old 11-30-2006, 04:16 AM   #4
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Mandriva website says that powerpack (both boxed version and slim DVD) have VMware. I am also interested in Mandriva 2007 with VMware. I've posted a question on their website today about this. Can you check RPMDrake and search for VMware? Also try to find any file with the pattern *vmware* in /


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Anyone find vmware on powerpack ?
Old 12-30-2006, 11:28 PM   #6
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I have the i586 version installed and VMwarePlayer is one of the available packages. Load the dvd and when it's detected select open in a new window . Click on the i586 folder, then media then non free. Scroll down to the bottom and you will see VMwarePlayer-1.0.2-29634.i386.rpm .

Also it's available in the MMC if you have configured your club mirror. A simple search will show that package along with x11-driver-video-vmware-10.13.0-1mdv2007.0.

I have not used it and from what I have read 3-D is unsupported you may need that driver.

You'll also find crossover-standard-demo there along with the rest of non free apps.



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