I’ve just downloaded version 6.5 of VMWare Workstation and noticed that the filesize has increased significantly compared to previous versions.
To get a feel of what I’m talking about, the latest version of VMWare Workstation as of writing (VMware-workstation-6.5.2-156735.exe) is a hectic 462MB.
Back in 2007, VMWare Workstation 5.5 was just a 95MB download!
Having said that, I haven’t check out what goodies they have included into VMWare Workstation since version 6. But whatever those are, I’ve tested creating and running VMs in 5.5 and they were still performing as usual. If it wasn’t because that I had to run VMs created with 6.5, I wouldn’t even think of upgrading.
and version 7 full is 700 megs in size…
how is it that virtualbox (which performs better imo) weighs at 70 megs?
Exactly, not sure what kind of magic they have packed into VMWare and it’s still growing in size with each major version!
I still use both, but just can’t understand why there such a big difference in installer filesize.
The core components of VMware Workstation 7.1 (on Windows) require
a colossal 3200MB of disk space – over 3GB FFS! I’m aware hard drives
are getting bigger all the time, with decent sized hard drives being
affordable enough for most wallets, but a core installation size of
over 3GB is surely more than bloat … it’s digital obesity!