VMware Fusion 2 Release Candidate 1 is now freely available for download.
Building on great features like Multiple Snapshots and AutoProtect automatic, timed snapshots that keep your Windows-on-Mac experience as safe as possible, VMware Fusion 2 RC also includes an embedded complimentary 12-month subscription to McAfee VirusScan Plus to make sure your Windows XP and Vista stay squeaky clean.
You can install VirusScan Plus right from the VMware Fusion menu bar, from the moment you create a new virtual machine, meaning you’re always protected.
Jet Setting VMware Fusion 2: Add Spanish and Italian
VMware Fusion 1.x ships in English, French, German, Japanese, and Simplified Chinese. VMware Fusion 2 RC adds Italian and Spanish to that list, making sure the VMware Fusion team will be welcomed with open arms on our next team offsite to Cancun, Barcelona, and Rome.
3D Getting Better and Stronger
3D performance keeps getting stronger and more polished, as seen recently in the launch of Microsoft’s new Photosynth 3d photo visualization product.
Lots of Mac users were disappointed to see that Photosynth shipped without native Mac support. The good news is, it runs just fine in VMware Fusion 2 RC. You can read our blog post here about Photosynth for Mac.
Nuts and Bolts for Web Developers
And for you Mac web developers out there who enjoy using Mac-based web development editors like Panic Software’s Coda or Bare Bones’ BBEdit, but need to verify your creations on Windows-based browsers too, VMware Fusion 2 RC modifies the way it treats Windows-based web browsers shared using VMware Fusion 2’s application sharing.
Now you can you can launch your web page projects right into any Windows browser you like, not just the Windows-default browser, directly from the development environment. Windows-based Internet Explorer, Firefox, Opera, and even Safari for Windows, all on the same virtual machine, all accessible from your development editor!
As always, you can read about all the new additions, bug fixes, and more in the Release Notes.