VMWare Releases Fusion Beta 4

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Date: Monday, June 11th, 2007, 08:35
Category: Software

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Late Friday, VMWare released the fourth beta of Fusion, its virtualization application for Intel-based Macs.
The new version, a a 168 megabyte download, includes the following additions and changes:
-Unity: This feature allows users to open and run Windows XP appications from the Mac OS X desktop.
-Fusion Launch Palette: This allows users to save Windows favorites in the Dock.
-Boot Camp support: Boot Camp disk partitions can now be used as a virtual machine. The beta adds “experimental” support for Windows Vista and offers Boot Camp partition detection.
-A new feature automatically updates Windows to use optimized drivers within a virtual machine.
-Improved speed: The new version of Fusion boasts shorter boot times as well as faster application launching and a more responsive interface.
-Fusion beta four also offers a customizable toolbar that can be adjusted on the fly.
-Hardware Editor: Settings for virtual hardware are now complete now with the ability to add a USB controller as well as virtual serial and parallels ports that map to files on the Mac. The virtual machine hardware editor is also now a sheet attached to the virtual machine to make it easier to determine which VM you are editing.
-Support for Apple’s 30″ Cinema Displays: Now virtual machines can take advantage of the full resolution of the 30 inch Cinema Display.
Fusion requires an Intel-based Mac running Mac OS X 10.4 or later to run.
If you’ve tried out the new beta and have either positive or negative feedback about it, let us know.


vmwarelogo.jpg
Late Friday, VMWare released the fourth beta of Fusion, its virtualization application for Intel-based Macs.
The new version, a a 168 megabyte download, includes the following additions and changes:
-Unity: This feature allows users to open and run Windows XP appications from the Mac OS X desktop.
-Fusion Launch Palette: This allows users to save Windows favorites in the Dock.
-Boot Camp support: Boot Camp disk partitions can now be used as a virtual machine. The beta adds “experimental” support for Windows Vista and offers Boot Camp partition detection.
-A new feature automatically updates Windows to use optimized drivers within a virtual machine.
-Improved speed: The new version of Fusion boasts shorter boot times as well as faster application launching and a more responsive interface.
-Fusion beta four also offers a customizable toolbar that can be adjusted on the fly.
-Hardware Editor: Settings for virtual hardware are now complete now with the ability to add a USB controller as well as virtual serial and parallels ports that map to files on the Mac. The virtual machine hardware editor is also now a sheet attached to the virtual machine to make it easier to determine which VM you are editing.
-Support for Apple’s 30″ Cinema Displays: Now virtual machines can take advantage of the full resolution of the 30 inch Cinema Display.
Fusion requires an Intel-based Mac running Mac OS X 10.4 or later to run.
If you’ve tried out the new beta and have either positive or negative feedback about it, let us know.

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