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VMX Builder: Create virtual machines in minutes

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While VMware Player is not designed to create virtual machines from scratch, other tools can help you to build your own VMs in a matter of minutes. You could use VMware's free VMware Server software, but it's overkill if you only need a quick-and-dirty way to build a VM. Instead, consider VMX Builder, an easy-to-use desktop tool for creating VMware virtual machines.

To demonstrate VMX Builder's capabilities, let's create an Ubuntu 6.10 (Edgy Eft) VM.

First, you have to install VMX builder. Point your browser to the VMware Utilities Homepage and download two packages: Core files (the download link is at the top of the page) and VMX Builder. Install the Core files packages first and VMX Builder after that. You also need to download the ISO image of Ubuntu 6.10 from Ubuntu's Web site.

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Re:VMX Builder: Create virtual machines in minutes

Although this was a very interesting read, don't waste your time, these utilities are for Windows not Linux! I'll stick with, works great and it's fast.

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