free VMWare client with preinstalled Ubuntu image

VMWare offers a free product called Browser Appliance, which is a virtual PC with Ubuntu Linux 5.10. It is aimed for safer surfing in a safe virtual environment using Firefox 1.5. The download is 258 mb in size.

To use the preinstalled Ubuntu image you need the free VMWare Player, which has now been released as a final version. The VMWare Player is available for Linux and Windows and allows starting existing images. To create new images you need the full product.

After every reboot the browser settings like history and saved passwords are being lost, as the image always starts in its original condition. This feature can also be deactivated.

Comments

What a good news for Windows users

Thanks a lot for this great news :)
Now the windows users won't have to boot on the Ubuntu LiveCD to safely browse the Internet with Ubuntu and Firefox, they only the Ubuntu Image for the free VMware Virtual Machine player :-p
It's a new and other mean to make discover Ubuntu to Windows users who don't want to boot on CD or want to stay into their Windows sessions while browsing Internet into the VMWare Player session :)
Have an happy new year,
Bertux