VMWare releases Fusion 4.0.1 update

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Date: Wednesday, September 14th, 2011, 05:19
Category: News, Software

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On Wednesday, virtualization softare maker VMWare released version 4.0.1 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, a 180 megabyte download via MacUpdate, can be found here, offers the following new features and fixes:

– Designed for Mac OS X 10.7 Lion.

– Brand-new user interface to offer an even more mac-like experience when running Windows and Mac applications side-by-side without rebooting.

– Turbocharged performance with up to 2.5x faster 3D graphics.

– Highly optimized 64-bit engine and multi-core processing faster than ever.

– Full Windows 7 support including Windows Aero and Flip 3D animations.

– Migration Assistant for Windows to transfer your entire PC to your Mac.

– Run OS X Lion in a virtual machine.

– More than 90 new features.

Fusion 4.0.1 retails for US$49.99 and requires an Intel-based Mac, 2 GB of RAM, Mac OS X 10.6.7 or later (10.7 recommended) and a copy of Windows (if you’ll be installing Windows).

If you tried the new version and have any feedback, please let us know in the comments.

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