VMware Fusion 2.0 now available

Jim Dalrymple
17 September, 2008
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Virtualisation specialists VMware on Tuesday released VMware Fusion 2.0, the company’s application that allows Mac users to run Windows on their Intel-based Macs.

According to VMware, the new version adds over 100 new features and enhancements. Among the changes is AutoProtect, a new feature VMware described as being like Time Machine for your virtual machine.

Fusion 2.0 also comes with an enhanced Unity. Unity 2.0 allows you to run Windows without seeing the Windows Desktop — it’s a seamless way to access to the Windows applications and still be in the Mac environment.

In addition to allowing application sharing between the Mac and your virtual machines, Unity 2.0 also features mirrored folders. The folders on your Mac (Desktop, Documents, Music, and Pictures) will match the corresponding folders on Windows (Desktop, My Documents, My Music, My Pictures).

Improved graphics and support for Mac OS X Leopard Server as a virtual machine have also been added to Fusion 2.0.

Fusion 2.0 is a free update for all registered users of Fusion 1.x. For new users the application costs $US79; Australian pricing is not yet available.

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