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VMware Fusion 2.0.2 adds OS X 10.5.6 support

updated 10:00 pm EST, Wed February 11, 2009

VMware Fusion update

VMware has released Fusion 2.0.2, adding support for Mac OS X 10.5.6 as a hosting system or OS X Server 10.5.6 as a guest operating system. Users can now import Windows virtual machines from Parallels Desktop 4.0 and Parallels Server for Mac, or mount unencrypted .dmg and .iso file formats as CD or DVD disc images. Ubuntu 8.10 is supported as a guest operating system, with features including VMware Tools. The company claims that the update offers improved performance when browsing mirrored folders and shared folders in Windows virtual machines.

Windows applications in Unity view can now be displayed as 48 pixel by 48 pixel icons. A number of bugs have also been addressed, including issues with the Mac OS X performance optimization option.

Owners of VMware Fusion 1.x or 2.x can download the Fusion 2.0.2 update for free. New customers can purchase a single license for $80, while a five-pack is priced at $350.

by MacNN Staff





  1. dagamer34

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Err.. what?

    I've been running VMware Fusion on OS X 10.5.6 for a long time now without problems. Any ideas on what changed?

  1. jasonsRX7

    Joined: Dec 1969



    I think they mean 10.6. I see the option now for creating an experimental 10.5 or 10.6 Server VM.

  1. infobhan

    Joined: Dec 1969



    I'm not seeing about a link to the download? just shows 2.0.1 (as of now).

  1. LouZer

    Joined: Dec 1969



    There was probably some minor compatibility issues most people never saw.

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