VMware Announces General Availability of Version 2.0

VMware 2.0 for Linux and VMware 2.0 for Windows NT and Windows 2000 Offered on Web Site

Palo Alto, Calif., March 3, 2000 - VMware, Inc. today announced the production release of its desktop products, VMware 2.0 for Linux and VMware 2.0 for Windows NT and Windows 2000. The release of these products follows a successful 45-day public beta period, in which over 45,000 people downloaded the beta versions from the VMware Web site with very few reported incidents. Both products are now available from the Web site at http://www.vmware.com.

VMware's desktop software, the first incarnation of VMware's virtual machine technology, allows users to run multiple operating systems simultaneously on a single PC. This means that users can run all the applications they need, regardless of operating system. These applications and operating systems run in VMware virtual machines, allowing users to toggle between applications and operating systems instantly.

VMware 2.0 introduces many new features and enhancements, including a suspend to disk and Instant Restore function, major performance enhancements, support for SCSI disks and CD-ROM devices, and automatic Samba file sharing for Windows on Linux.

About VMware
VMware is the originator of virtual machine applications for PCs running different flavors of Linux, Windows NT and Windows 2000 operating systems. VMware's virtual machine technology unbinds the traditionally rigid ties between the operating system and the hardware, changing the way we think about computing. VMware's software was selected as an InfoWorld analyst pick for 1999 Product of the Year. VMware is a privately held company based in Palo Alto, California. For more information, please visit the Web site at http://www.vmware.com.

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