The Computer Science is enrolled in the VMware Academic Partnership, a program where students enrolled in a Computer Science course can freely download VMware products (such as workstation, fusion and server) for research/educational purposes.
These are fully featured and functional products that you can install onto your personally owned computer. The licenses are good for 12 months, after which time you will be able to purchase a license at a discounted rate.
You can see more information about what is available at this link.
You may only download a product once and use it on only 1 computer.
If you are interested in signing up for this program, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Once we verify your student status, we will create an account for you and you will receive an email with login credentials.