VMware has released version 15.5.6 Workstation Player. Player is free software to create and run virtual machines. However, a fee is charged for commercial use. Simply put, it is a simplified implementation of other VMware products, such as Workstation Pro, Server, and ESX Server. Microsoft Virtual PC virtual machines and Symantec LiveState Recovery disks are also supported. In addition, several pre-installed virtual machines can be installed via this page are downloaded, such as Debian, Ubuntu, and Fedora. In version 15.5.5, support for Microsoft virtualization-based security has been added and some issues have been fixed.
- The quality of sound playback and recording through the emulated ES1371 sound device is degraded when compared to Workstation 15.5.2 Player and earlier versions. This issue is now resolved.
- The Caps Lock, Num Lock and Scroll Lock keys and indicators behave erratically in a Linux virtual machine running on Workstation 15.5.5 Player. This issue is now resolved.
|Version number||15.5.6 build 16341506|
|Operating systems||Windows 7, Linux, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2012, Windows 8, Windows 10, Windows Server 2016|