updated 10:25 am EDT, Fri June 8, 2007
VMWare Fusion Beta 4
VMWare has released VMWare Fusion Beta 4, the latest test version of its virtualization software that allows Intel-based Mac owners to run Microsoft Windows applications right alongside Mac OS X without rebooting. VMWare Fusion Beta 4 introduces a new feature called Unity, which is similar to Parallels' "Coherence" feature by running each Windows application in its own window under Mac OS X. Unity enables users to work with Windows applications as if they were Mac OS X software, offering support for minimizing windows in the dock as well as an Applications menu designed to closely resemble the Windows Start menu.
The update also features a customizable toolbar, and signals the home stretch for the VMWare development team. The new beta revision comes just after Parallels released its latest virtualization product, and shortly after Apple released Boot Camp Beta 1.3.