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Friday Freebies

We've got two really different freebies for you this Friday.
The first is from IBM and it's the WebSphere Application Server Community Edition. Based on Apache Geronimo, version 1.0 is a lightweight, Java 1.4 certified, Java??? 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EE) application server.
Features are:
-- Eclipse plug-in for creating, deploying, and debugging your WebSphere Application Server Community Edition applications
-- Support for Apache Tomcat
-- Integrated IBM Cloudscape database for supported use in development and production
-- Database support for Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server, and MySQL
-- Runtime customization
-- User management
-- Centralized configuration and control through administrative console (tech preview)
-- Migration aids from Gluecode Standard Edition, Apache Geronimo, and Apache Tomcat
-- Convenient access to product binaries and source code

Our second freebie is the VMWare Player from VMWare. VMware Player installs like a standard desktop application and runs virtual machines in a separate window, making it easy to share and evaluate software running in virtual machines.

-- Run: VMware Player can be used by anyone to run 32- and 64-bit virtual machines on a Windows or Linux PC. VMware Player makes it quick and easy to take advantage of the security, flexibility and portability of virtual machines.
-- Share: VMware Player can be used by anyone to run a virtual machine shared by a colleague or friend. For example, customer support and development teams can share a customer scenario encapsulated within a virtual machine.
-- Evaluate: VMware Player is ideal for safely evaluating pre-built application environments, beta software or other software distributed in virtual machines. With VMware Player, anyone can quickly and easily experience the benefits of pre-configured products without any installation or configuration hassles. Pre-built applications from
leading software vendors are available from the Virtual Machine Center on VMware Technology Network