Virtualization

VMware releases update to VMware Fusion for Mac

VMware has released an upgrade of VMware Fusion -- its virtualization software for the Mac. VMware Fusion 1.1 is available at no charge to existing VMware Fusion 1.0 customers.

VMware has released an upgrade of VMware Fusion -- its virtualization software for the Mac. VMware Fusion 1.1 is available at no charge to existing VMware Fusion 1.0 customers.

There are more than 25 improvements added in this update.

According to InformationWeek:

Enhancements include better 3-D graphics support and an improved Unity feature. The latter displays Windows applications directly on the Mac desktop, so using them is the same as native Mac applications.

In addition, the upgrade supports Vista 32- and 64-bit editions. The new version also fixes flaws in the previous version, such as the freezing of Windows in certain cases in Unity view.

VMware Fusion costs $60 and can be downloaded from VMware's Web site.

Are there any TechRepublic members who have switched over to a Mac as a result of being able to run Windows applications? How would you rate your experience?

About

Paul Mah is a writer and blogger who lives in Singapore, where he has worked for a number of years in various capacities within the IT industry. Paul enjoys tinkering with tech gadgets, smartphones, and networking devices.

3 comments
johndito
johndito

Much better than Paralells so far.

Tig2
Tig2

She is a week old and I find working with it a wonderful experience. Since I don't care much for gaming, I doubt that I will bother with a Windows partition but will likely set a Linux partition. There has been some slight learning curve but I took the step of pulling out some good reference materials. And support is as easy as you could want. The only question in my mind is why I didn't do this ages ago!

paulmah
paulmah

Are there any TR members who switched over to a Mac as a result of being able to run Windows applications on it? How would you rate your experience?