If you’re a Mac user you probably were eager to download and install the latest iteration of Mac OSX, labelled Mountain Lion. If you’re like me, you paid your $20 bucks, waited for the download to complete and the minute it did, you launched the installer without any thought to what applications you might be breaking. I’m as guilty of this behavior as the rest, and as soon as my machine rebooted, there it was staring at me on the dock — a VMware Fusion launcher with a big overlay on top of it apparently indicating this application will no longer run.
Good news! The VMware Fusion team was well prepared and had an FAQ posted in their blog: VMware Fusion and OS X Mountain Lion FAQ. Following the instruction in the FAQ I was happily able to run Fusion after I got the latest version installed. Knowing that there are other people out there like me, I got busy tweeting and sharing this FAQ.
Thanks VMware Fusion guys, I can get on with my day now.
***UPDATE: there is now a KB article on the subject: VMware Fusion compatibility with OS X Mountain Lion (Mac OS X 10.8) (2032208)