The VMWare download is hugh because you need to install the OS that runs the
small footprint. It installs it's own version of Linux as I recall.
VPC and VS would be hugh too if they included the Windows OS in the
download. If you want to play with a similiar product try the VMWare Server
1.6, it runs on top of Windows or Linux and is also a free download. Not a
limited time trail either.
"Bowhunter" <Bowhunter@xxxxxx> wrote in message
>I went to the vmware site and read the info on the free esxi download.
> it has a small footprint (32mb) and from what I could tell, it runs
> in a vhd. So I signed up, and then the surprise! The download is 240mb.
> Why in the world is a program with a "small 32mb" footprint requiring a
> program to install it. Am I missing something. I heard it was a good