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VMware debuts Fusion 2.0, adds snapshots, more

updated 01:55 pm EDT, Thu September 18, 2008

VMware ships Fusion 2.0

VMware has officially released Fusion 2.0, the latest version of its Mac virtualization software. The software adds a host of new features, such as multiple and/or automatic "snapshots" of virtual machines, which let users regress to earlier states as needed. Others include automatic detection and use of multiple displays, and the ability to open Mac files and URLs in a virtual machine, or vice versa.

Gamers should now have access to more advanced titles through DirectX 9.0c support, which handles Shader Model 2.0 effects, used by cards like the GeForce 8800 GT and Radeon HD 3870. The Unity feature has meanwhile had several improvements, such as fixes to issues with the Dock and Spaces, the ability to start and resume virtual machines directly from within the interface, and an early implementation of running Linux apps directly from the desktop.

Also tentative is support for running copies of Leopard Server in virtual machines; VMware notes that Apple licensing prevents regular Leopard machines. Fusion 2.0 costs $80 new, but is a free upgrade for owners of v1.x.




by MacNN Staff

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  1. legacyb4

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +1

    multiple snapshots

    will be nice to have

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