IBM launches free DB2 version inside a VMware virtual machine

To counterattack its database competitors (Microsoft, Oracle) already offering similar products IBM last week launched a free DB2 edition for Linux and Windows: DB2 Universal Database Express.

To spread the new product as much as possible IBM jumped on the VMware Community Virtual Machines wagon and released 2 VMware images with pre-installed Novell SuSE and DB2 Universal Database Express.

Check it out here (instructions refers to VMware Workstation use only, but you can use them with Player as well).