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.