VMware Fusion updated to version 1.1.1

VMware Fusion

VMware has announced the release and immediate availability of VMware Fusion 1.1.1, a maintenance release that contains fixes for a variety of issues. VMware Fusion 1.0 was released in August last year; later in November last year, VMware 1.1 added Mac OS X v10.5 Leopard support.

VMware Fusion 1.1 also improved support for Microsoft Windows 3D graphics with experimental support for DirectX 9.0. While DirectX 3D graphics is supported, it does not yet support shaders.

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Similar to Parallels Desktop for Mac, VMware Fusion 1.1.1 supports using Windows Vista Boot Camp partitions as virtual machines, added find and search support for Windows Start menu items, and can display the Windows Start menu and task bar via Unity. A beta version of VMware Importer is also available, allowing users to import Parallels Desktop 2.5 and 3.0 virtual systems. For more detail, please refer to VMWare Fusion Release Notes

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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$79.99 ($20 online rebate is currently available). A 30-day trial is also available.

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

Meanwhile, Parallels updated Parallels Desktop 3 to build 5584 on 18 January 2008.

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Posted by Antony at January 30, 2008 3:33 AM

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