I dont know if anyone else experienced this problem. But my vmware GNOME-32bit image used to work in work vmware workstation 7, but recently when I upgraded to vmware workstation 8. The NIC seems to have stopped working in bridged mode. Now the only way I can connect is to put it in "host-only" or NAT mode. This is quite a drag if I need my vm to pull an address from the network. If anyone can help with this, i'd be very very thankful.