VMware Offers 2001 College Graduates Special Discount on VMware Express

Now, New Grads Can Run Windows on Linux for Just $20.01



Jun 05, 2001, 01:00 ET from VMware, Inc.

    PALO ALTO, Calif., June 5 /PRNewswire/ -- VMware, Inc., the leader in
 virtualization software for Intel computers, announced today that it will
 offer VMware Express -- software that enables Linux users to run either
 Microsoft Windows 95 or 98 and their applications in a virtual machine on
 Linux systems -- to students graduating from college in 2001 for just
 $20.01 -- a 75% discount off the current Express list price of $79.00.
     This special offer is available directly from VMware on its Web store at
 www.vmware.com, applies only to the electronic purchase and delivery of the
 product and expires on June 30, 2001.  Customers are limited to purchasing one
 license of VMware Express at this special price.
     "VMware has its roots in academia, with five out of five co-founders being
 professors or graduate students at Stanford and U.C. Berkeley, and we know how
 important it is to leave college well-equipped for life in the real world,"
 said Diane Greene, president, chief executive officer and co-founder of
 VMware.  "This special offer of VMware Express is our send off to 2001 college
 grads -- a graduation present -- and besides, we thought it would be fun."
     Introduced in May 2000, VMware Express is for technical professionals
 -- developers, QA/test, sales engineers -- who need to run Microsoft Windows
 applications on their Linux computers.  It is based on the same technology as
 the widely popular VMware Workstation, which runs multiple operating systems
 on a single physical machine and is available for both Windows and Linux
 systems.  VMware recently announced VMware Workstation and VMware Express
 2.0.4, which both feature support for Linux 2.4-based kernel operating
 systems.
 
     About VMware
     VMware, Inc. is the leader in virtualization software for Intel computers.
 Our patent-pending virtualization technology allows standard operating systems
 and their applications to run in secure and transportable virtual machines on
 physical computers-from laptops to high-end servers-with high performance.
 The result is unprecedented flexibility and manageability of enterprise
 applications and other computing resources, and much lower cost.  Founded in
 1998, VMware has more than 500,000 registered users including 5,000 corporate
 customers in 100 countries.  VMware is a privately held company based in Palo
 Alto, California.  For more information, visit the VMware Web site at
 http://www.vmware.com or call 877-4VMWARE (486-9273).
     NOTE:  VMware, the VMware boxes logo, MultipleWorlds, GSX Server, and ESX
 Server are trademarks of VMware, Incorporated.  Microsoft, Windows, and
 Windows NT are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.  Linux is a
 registered trademark of Linus Torvalds.  All other marks and names mentioned
 herein may be trademarks of their respective companies.
 
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SOURCE VMware, Inc.
    PALO ALTO, Calif., June 5 /PRNewswire/ -- VMware, Inc., the leader in
 virtualization software for Intel computers, announced today that it will
 offer VMware Express -- software that enables Linux users to run either
 Microsoft Windows 95 or 98 and their applications in a virtual machine on
 Linux systems -- to students graduating from college in 2001 for just
 $20.01 -- a 75% discount off the current Express list price of $79.00.
     This special offer is available directly from VMware on its Web store at
 www.vmware.com, applies only to the electronic purchase and delivery of the
 product and expires on June 30, 2001.  Customers are limited to purchasing one
 license of VMware Express at this special price.
     "VMware has its roots in academia, with five out of five co-founders being
 professors or graduate students at Stanford and U.C. Berkeley, and we know how
 important it is to leave college well-equipped for life in the real world,"
 said Diane Greene, president, chief executive officer and co-founder of
 VMware.  "This special offer of VMware Express is our send off to 2001 college
 grads -- a graduation present -- and besides, we thought it would be fun."
     Introduced in May 2000, VMware Express is for technical professionals
 -- developers, QA/test, sales engineers -- who need to run Microsoft Windows
 applications on their Linux computers.  It is based on the same technology as
 the widely popular VMware Workstation, which runs multiple operating systems
 on a single physical machine and is available for both Windows and Linux
 systems.  VMware recently announced VMware Workstation and VMware Express
 2.0.4, which both feature support for Linux 2.4-based kernel operating
 systems.
 
     About VMware
     VMware, Inc. is the leader in virtualization software for Intel computers.
 Our patent-pending virtualization technology allows standard operating systems
 and their applications to run in secure and transportable virtual machines on
 physical computers-from laptops to high-end servers-with high performance.
 The result is unprecedented flexibility and manageability of enterprise
 applications and other computing resources, and much lower cost.  Founded in
 1998, VMware has more than 500,000 registered users including 5,000 corporate
 customers in 100 countries.  VMware is a privately held company based in Palo
 Alto, California.  For more information, visit the VMware Web site at
 http://www.vmware.com or call 877-4VMWARE (486-9273).
     NOTE:  VMware, the VMware boxes logo, MultipleWorlds, GSX Server, and ESX
 Server are trademarks of VMware, Incorporated.  Microsoft, Windows, and
 Windows NT are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.  Linux is a
 registered trademark of Linus Torvalds.  All other marks and names mentioned
 herein may be trademarks of their respective companies.
 
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