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Introduction and System Requirements

Introduction and System Requirements

This section contains the following:

About the Host and Guest Computers

About the Host and Guest Computers

The terms host and guest describe your physical and virtual machines:

  • The physical computer on which you install the VMware Workstation software is called the host computer, and its operating system is called the host operating system.
  • The operating system running inside a virtual machine is called a guest operating system.
  • For definitions of these and other special terms, see Glossary.

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