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Selecting Your Host System
VMware Workstation is available for both Windows and Linux host computers. The installation files for both host platforms are included on the same CD-ROM.
Your serial number allows you to use VMware Workstation only on the host operating system for which you licensed the software. If you have a serial number for a Windows host, you cannot run the software on a Linux host, and vice versa.
To use VMware Workstation on a different host operating system for example, to use it on a Linux host if you have licensed the software for a Windows host purchase a license on the VMware Web site. You may also get an evaluation license at no charge for a 30-day evaluation of the software. For more information, see www.vmware.com/download/.