VMWare workstation 8 Virtual Machine sharing

After failing to talk my school into registering for a free vmware school account so I could score VMware workstation 8 I decided to purchase it.  I primarily wanted the feature that they somewhat promoted that allows you to share your virtual machine with other people.

It sounded like a really awesome idea however I couldn’t seem to find any video on the internet that would demo it so I put together a short demo of the sharing feature and how it works. ¬†Overall, I was pretty impressed. It would be a great function for school or having a shared machine on the job where developer could debug code at the same time or share the experience more seemlessly then a go to meeting.


The entire virtual machine is copied to the sharing folder in order to share it. The level of granularity on the permissions for shares was pretty impressive.

CIS Ink System HP Officejet 6500


Quick video of my officejet 6500 wireless $160.00 printer + $60 the CIS ink system.

I have printed about 1500 color pages with the printer and still have the original ink that came with the cis system.