- VMWare is an incredibly useful tool that allows you to run multiple operating systems at once, without the need to buy another PC.
- You can use VMWare for a wide array of purposes: remote work, learning, testing, product demos, software development, browser testing and more.
- If you need to surf the Internet while using VMWare or run WMWare directly from your browser, read this guide to learn what are the best browsers to install alongside your virtual machine.
- If you're curious to learn more about browsers, visit our special hub dedicated to web browsers. If you want to read more on VMWare, you can check out our collection of guides.
VMware is an incredibly useful tool that allows you to run multiple operating systems at once, without the need to buy another PC. You can get the full experience of Windows 10, Windows 7, and other operating systems, just by installing a simple program.
Even though VMware can be installed on a PC as well, the developers at the company made it possible for you to use it from your browser as well.
In order to reach this best browser for VMware list, the browser software will need to have the following main features:
- Fast speeds for loading web-pages and internal processes
- Privacy oriented
- Ability to block trackers, cookies, ads, adware, and malware
- Downloaded files scanning
In this article we will explore some of the best browsers available on the market that allow you to run VMware online without lag, or any other issues. Read on to find out which browser wins.
The Opera Browser is a great tool to install on your PC if you want to use the Web Client from VMware. The browser gives you a wide range of tools that allow you to launch and use your virtual machines smoothly.
Opera has a major advantage over other browsers thanks to its built-in VPN service and ad-blocker. The efficiency of these features has already been proven in countless tests.
Opera also comes equipped with built-in tools that block cookies and trackers. You can use the privacy settings to set the level of privacy you wish to use.
The browser has high efficiency in scanning websites and downloads before gaining access to your system.
UR Browser is an incredibly fast and reliable software option that gives you all the tools you need in order to successfully run VMware Web Client.
This software has by far one of the fastest processing power when using with VMware Web Client when compared with other options on the market. The speeds at which UR Browser loads the pages is astonishing, you can’t blink twice until everything is loaded and ready to use.
One other very important factor when it comes to running VMware on UR Browser is its ability to block any ads from showing on your screen, without installing any third-party extensions. The ad-blocker features come bundled with the installation package.
If you want to feel safe online no matter what you’re doing, UR Browser is the software to help you with that. This program was developed with privacy and security in mind, offering you an incredible array of ‘weapons’ against any online threat.
Here are the best security and privacy features found within this software:
- Blocks malware and adware by identifying key markers before having the chance to appear on your screen
- No trackers and cookies will be loaded or accepted to load when visiting web-pages
- Can select between 3 levels of privacy – Low, Medium, High
- Built-in VPN service
- All downloads and websites are scanned for viruses automatically
Mozilla Firefox is another great browser option for using VMware Web Client. This tool offers you good web-page loading speeds, and gives you the power to customize the way it works, and even extend its native capabilities with plugins.
Even though you can install plug-ins to deal with malware, ads, cookies and trackers, Mozilla offers those features by third-party installations. This can be an extremely big gap in your online privacy desires, as several cyber-attacks can be performed by using the plug-ins as a gateway. When it comes to the level of protection against your data being stolen online, UR Browser is clearly more efficient that Firefox.
The wide range of features contained in this software allows you to use virtual machines with ease, but the speeds at which it does so are under the ones clocked by UR Browser.
Firefox occupies the second place in this list for the reasons mentioned above, but what really makes it look bad compared with UR Browser is Firefox’s capabilities when it comes to system resources impact. UR Browser is far superior in this department as well.
In this article, we explored some of the best browser options available for download that work brilliantly with the VMware Web Client service.
Please feel free to let us know what software you chose to download, by using the comment section below.
FAQ: Learn more about VMWare and browsers
What is VMware used for? VMWare is used primarily as a virtual machine software to run different operating systems and software without installing them on the host computer. How does VMware Workstation Player work? First, you need to install VMware Workstation Player on your computer. Then, you can install a new OS within the player, configure it and then run it as a virtual machine. What are the benefits of a virtual machine? Here are 3 key benefits of virtual machines: create multiple OS environments, test how particular software or operating systems behave on different architectures, back up and recover data with only a fraction of the costs normally required for such operations.
Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in June 2019 and has since been updated for freshness and accuracy.