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VMware's Desktop Virtualization for Mac - Codenamed Fusion

VMware Fusion for Mac reaches build 33141 and is currently in beta.

Key Features

VMware Fusion for Mac is a desktop application that lets you create and run virtual machines on your Intel-based Mac. VMware's first product for the new Intel Macs makes it easier than ever to take advantage of the security, flexibility, and portability of virtual machines. Fusion provides an intuitive user interface for creating virtual machines, and for running preconfigured virtual machines created with VMware Workstation, VMware Server, and ESX Server. With Fusion, you can run your favorite Windows applications on your Intel-based Mac. You can also download virtual machines from the VMware Technology Network (VMTN) Website, which has a growing library of virtual appliances with a wide range of pre-installed and preconfigured applications and operating systems.

Features of VMware Fusion:

  • Fusion supports all Intel Mac hardware, including the new 64-bit Mac Pro and iMac.
  • Your virtual machines can have multiple virtual processors, taking advantage of the Intel Core Duo chips in today's newest Intel Macs.
  • Fusion supports high-speed USB 2.0 for a huge range of devices. Even devices that do not have drivers for Mac OS X will work in a virtual machine.
  • Simply drag and drop files and folders in and out of your virtual machines to transfer your data.

Before You Begin

Install Antivirus Software in Windows Virtual Machines Before You Connect Networking.
Connecting a Windows virtual machine to a network exposes the virtual machine to any active viruses present in the network. VMware recommends that you install antivirus software in any Windows virtual machine before you connect networking. Note that Fusion's default network connection type for new virtual machines is NAT, which will prevent the spread of viruses over the network into the virtual machine, and will only expose the virtual machine to external viruses through browser security flaws when you browse the Internet.

Tips and Tricks

Sending the Ctrl-Alt-Delete keystroke combination to a virtual machine
To send the Ctrl-Alt-Delete keystroke combination to a virtual machine, do one of the following:

  • From the Virtual Machine menu, select Send Ctrl-Alt-Delete.
  • If you are using an external PC keyboard, press Ctrl-Alt-Delete.
  • On a full-sized Mac keyboard, press Control-Option-Foward Delete. The Forward Delete key is below the Help key.
  • On a Mac laptop keyboard, press Fn-Ctrl-Option-Delete.

Note: When you press Fn-Ctrl-Option-Delete, the Ctrl key occasionally remains activated and working after you release it. To continue working in the virtual machine, press and release the Ctrl key again.

Published Tuesday, October 17, 2006 9:20 PM by David Marshall
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