eWeek published a list of 25 most influential technologies in last 25 years. VMware appears at 7th place after:
- The IBM PC
- Mosaic Web Browser
- Intel i386 Processor
- The Linux Kernel
I substantially disagree on some placements but I surely agree VMware, representing virtualization technology, has been (and still is) one of the most influential technology ever.
Read the whole top 25 at source.