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VMWare Fusion Beta 4 adds 'Unity'

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.




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  1. Hobeaux

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    fast fast

    Recently my employer switched a bunch of PC users to Mac Pros and Mac Book Pros with Parallels. Two of the people started testing VMWare Beta 3 and were so impressed by the speed that they won't go back to Parallels.

    With this new "unity" feature the rest of the users may soon follow.

  1. schwie

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    multi-core

    Yeah, VMWare supports multiple cores in the high end machines you have. Sadly, Parallels only supports one core. I'm thinking about switching too.

  1. Bouba

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    import parallel drive?

    Is it possible to import parallel boot drive into vmware??

  1. lmnop

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    debug code

    Debug code can be turned off in this version. Yay! VMware Fusion -> Preferences -> Deslect "Enable debugging checks"

  1. lmnop

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    upgrade the vmware tools

    If you're upgrading from a previous beta make sure to upgrade the VMware tools on your guests as well.

  1. Guest

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    import parallel drive?

    Hi Bouba,

    here is your answer

    http://www.vmware.com/pdf/fusion_vm_from_parallels.pdf

    Regards, Orhan

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