Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Posted by Vincent Ferrari in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 01:00 PM
"VMware's "Team Fusion" has announced that an update for Fusion, the company's Intel virtualization solution for Mac OS X, is now available. Version 2.0.2 adds compatibility with virtual machines created in the latest versions of Parallels as well as support for the latest versions of Mac OS X and Ubuntu. Version 2.0.2 can now directly import virtual machines created with Parallels 4 and Parallels Server, a feature many users asked for at Macworld Expo '09 in January. Also, Mac OS X 10.5.6 can now be used as a host OS, and Mac OS X Server 10.5.6 can be used as a guest OS. And if you run Ubuntu, this update adds full support for Ubuntu 8.10—Intrepid Ibex—including pre-compiled VMware Tools and Linux Unity view."
Now that's a cool feature. If you feel "trapped" in Parallels (I don't; I use it by choice. Happily.) then this might be your big "out." I use VMWare at the office to support the company, but at home I still prefer Parallels. With my new MBP, and 2 gigs of my 4 gigs of RAM devoted to the VM, it feels like I'm running an actual Windows PC.