VMware Fusion released (shipping version)

VMware Fusion

Late December last year, we reported the first available of VMware Fusion public beta. VMware has released first shipping version of Fusion. VMware Fusion is a virtualisation software, similar to Parallels Desktop for Mac, allowing Intel-based Mac users to run Windows, Linux or other PC operating systems.

According VMware website, some features includes support on Boot Camp partition, DirectX 8.1, multi-core support, 64-bit operating systems supports (on Core 2 Duo or Xeon processors), and VMware Converter (free) to transfer Windows PC into a VMware Fusion-compatible virtual machine.

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minimum system requirement:

  • An Intel-based Mac (to run 64-bit operating systems, an Intel Mac with a Core 2 Duo or Xeon processor is required)
  • 512MB of RAM (1 GB or more recommended)1
  • 275MB free disk space for VMware Fusion
  • 1GB free disk space for each virtual machine (10 GB or more recommended)
  • Mac OS X version 10.4.9 or later

The final version is available for US$59.99 (after a $20 mail in rebate). A 30-day trial is also available.

For more information and to download VMware Fusion, please visit VMware Fusion (website).

Meanwhile, Parallels released Parallels Desktop 3 in early June and has announced a beta for future release is also available.

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Posted by Antony at August 7, 2007 1:22 AM

>> more MacCentre701 August 2007 reports.