Date: Monday, August 16th, 2010, 03:54
Category: News, Software
Late Friday, virtualization softare maker VMWare released version 3.1.1 of its Fusion software for the Mac.
Similar to other virtualization software packages, VMWare allows users to run alternate operating systems such as Windows and Linux distributions on Intel-based Macs at native speeds. Other features, such as Unity, allow users to run and minimize Windows applications from the Mac OS X Dock.
The new version, which can be found here, offers the following new features and fixes:
- VMware vSphere 4.1 is now supported as a guest operating system. VMware Certified Professionals (VCPs) and virtualization experts can use VMware vSphere 4.1 to install the latest server virtualization software and experiment with server setup, conduct training, show demos, and test production configurations. Running ESX as a guest eliminates the need to have spare hardware available to run ESX natively and enables ESX to run on systems that are not listed on the ESX hardware compatibility list (HCL). For more information on the supported processors and host operating systems, see see Considerations for Running an ESX Guest.
- Resolves an issue around accessing some iSight cameras.
- Resolves an issue where an incorrect disk error message appeared after a host crash occurs while working in a virtual machine.
- Resolves an issue where audio recording failed when the recording device output was not 44.1 kHz.
Fusion 3.1 requires Mac OS X 10.5 or later to install and run and retails for US$79.99.