Of course, the pièce de résistance has to be VMware Workstation 7.0. I've been experimenting with the private beta release, and one of the new features VMware is touting is the inclusion of the Linux version of the Virtual Network Editor dialog box. To the uninitiated, this is the part of VMware Workstation where you configure various virtual networks, including defining how the various virtual NICs map to physical or logical network connections.
Under VMware 6.x and earlier, this feature was implemented using a traditional Windows dialog box, with multiple tabs to separate major functions. However, starting with version 7.0, the Virtual Network Editor dialog has been flattened into a single, overly complex configuration panel. It's like someone lifted one of the worst examples of Linux GTK+ widget-itis and tacked it onto the otherwise well-designed and generally operator-friendly VMware Workstation.
Some may call this progress (apparently, the Linux implementation won VMware kudos among the Linux fan boys). I call it a malignancy that is wholly incompatible with all that's pure in the Windows world. It's bad enough that we have to suffer these abominations when dipping our toes into the open source swamps. But forcing such freakish UIs upon us, via the more respectable commercial software channel, is simply unforgivable.
The stench of Linux is upon VMware Workstation 7.0, and it smells just awful.