VMWare releases Fusion 5.0.3 update

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Date: Monday, March 18th, 2013, 06:02
Category: News, Software

Late Friday, virtualization softare maker VMWare released version 5.0.3 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 206 megabyte download, can be found here and offers the following fixes and changes:
– VMware Fusion 5.0.3 is a maintenance release that resolves some known issues. It is a free upgrade for all VMware Fusion 5 users.

– Added support for Boot Camp partitions on 3TB disk drives.

– Improved the cursor performance for select applications, especially when in Unity mode.

– McAfee AntiVirus Plus updated with Windows 8 support.

– Resolved an issue that could result in blurry graphics under certain circumstances.

– Resolved an issue that resulted in horizontal scrolling being reversed in Unity mode.

– Resolved an issue with displaying Office 2013 applications on some recent Macs.

– Improvements to vSockets.

Fusion 5.0.3 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’ve tried the new version and have any feedback to offer, please let us know in the comments.

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