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Re: VMWare player

Dear Paul,

This has been around for some time, but I am not sure that using it is a
good idea. You lose the controls that the basic player has, such as easy
access to Ctrl-Alt-Del, one click suspend, Unity mode, etc. You have to
use command-line controls to manage the machine. After all you can start
directly an XP program, e.g. NB9, from a Win 7 Start menu link in Unity
mode. I think this is even better.

Best regards,

Kari Eveli
LEXITEC Book Publishing (Finland)

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However I have only today discovered a utility that comes with the player called VMWare-KVM.EXE which can launch a virtual machine without the usual toolbar and which allows a single key to toggle between the virtual machine and the host. It has some limitations such as not allowing the virtual machine to use multiple monitors but it seems to offer a much cleaner way of running virtual machines than launching them from the player or from a shortcut.