Features: VMware virtualization layer maps physical hardware resources to the virtual machine's resources Each virtual machine has its own CPU, memory, disks, and I/O devices -- the full equivalent of a standard x86 machine. Full and linked clone capabilities for easily copying and sharing virtual machines Workstation 5 is desktop virtualization software for software developers. Whether you're working as a software engineer, tester or IT professional, it will help you streamline software development, testing and deployment in their enterprise. Run multiple x86-based operating systems - including Windows, Linux, NetWare and their applications - simultaneously on a single PC in fully networked, portable virtual machines. Create multiple development and testing environments as virtual machines on a single PC and use them to test real world multi-tier configurations, complex networks, and multiple operating systems -- all on a single machine. It also contains a multiple snapshot feature to easily capture and manage point-in-time copies of running virtual machines. System administrators and other IT professionals will test software, new applications, application updates, and operating system patches -- all in virtual machines, prior to deployment on physical PCs or servers in a production environment.