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VMware Releases Fusion 2.0.2

 
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 12, 2009 12:22 am    Post subject: VMware Releases Fusion 2.0.2 Reply with quote

VMware Releases Fusion 2.0.2
Thursday, February 12, 2009
Posted by: Brian

VMware today announced the release of VMware Fusion 2.0.2, a new version of their virtualization software for Intel-based Macs. According to the company, this update includes the following improvements to the software:

- Allows importing Windows virtual machines from both Parallels Desktop 4.0 and Parallels Server for Mac.
- Supports mounting unencrypted .dmg file format as a CD/DVD disk image, in addition to .iso file format.
- Supports Mac OS X 10.5.6 as a host operating system.
- Provides experimental support for Mac OS X Server 10.5.6 as a guest operating system.
- Supports Ubuntu 8.10 as a guest operating system, including features such as VMware Tools with prebuilt kernel modules, Easy Install, and Unity.
- Ships with a 12-month complimentary subscription to McAfee VirusScan Plus 2009 antivirus software, with localization support for French, German, Italian, Spanish, Simplified Chinese, and Japanese.
- Provides performance improvements when browsing mirrored folders and shared folders in Windows virtual machines.
- Supports display of Windows applications in Unity view as 48 pixel x 48 pixel icons.
- Resolves issues with "Optimize for Mac OS application performance" preference option for Mac OS X 10.5.5 and later.
- Includes numerous bug fixes.

VMware Fusion 2.0.2 is a free update for all VMware Fusion 1.x and VMware Fusion 2.x users. For new users, VMware Fusion 2.0.2 is priced at $79.99.



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PostPosted: Thu Feb 12, 2009 9:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The change requires a reinstallation of the tools, but the new tools seem to provide slightly better support for Linux distros. I'll specify in the "other OS" forum.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 12, 2009 12:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This update isn't working well with Windows XP on my Boot Camp partition. It starts slow and gets stuck on the VMware Tools, which have already been installed. They are crossed out with the red circle. The mouse cursor also disappears while this is happening. I'm not sure that reinstalling Fusion will help, but I don't know what else to try at this point.
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