We’re proud to announce our latest maintenance release of VMware Fusion 2. VMware Fusion 2.0.2 is a free update for all VMware Fusion 1.x and VMware Fusion 2.x users.
VMware Fusion 2.0.2 fixes a number of bugs, while adding some much-requested enhancements. You can read all about it on the release notes, but the highlights are below. You can go grab the bits here.
Import Parallels Desktop 4 and Parallels Server Virtual Machines
At Macworld we had the pleasure to announce that we had overcome Parallels Desktop to become the top selling Windows on Mac product for all of 2008.
One of the reasons why people are switching to VMware Fusion in droves is because we make it so easy to switch, with the ability to import your existing Parallels Desktop virtual machines directly from the VMware Fusion user interface.
Here’s a video of it in action:
Ever since the launch of Parallels Desktop 4, we’ve seen many users asking us for the ability to import Parallels 4 virtual machines. At the same time, as more and more users recognize VMware Fusion as a server-class virtualization tool to run on their Mac Pros and XServes, there have been requests for the ability to import Parallels Server virtual machines.
Well, we’re happy to announce that in VMware Fusion 2.0.2, you can import Windows virtual machines created in both Parallels Desktop 4 and Parallels Server.
Virtual Leopard Server
Ever since VMware Fusion 2 Beta 2, with the ability to run Mac OS X Leopard Server virtual machines, we’ve heard users asking for the ability to mount a .dmg disk image from a virtual machine. Well, in VMware Fusion 2.0.2, you can finally do that.
Also, in VMware Fusion 2.0.1, there was an issue with running Mac OS X Leopard 10.5.6 virtual machines, requiring folks to use 10.5.5, and refrain from upgrading. This is now fixed too.
Lastly, there had been some issues with installing Leopard Server virtual machines on the new MacBook, MacBook Pro, and MacBook Air announced in Fall 2008. This is now fixed.
Faster Shared Folders
In previous versions of VMware Fusion, occasionally, when browsing a Windows shared folder or mirrored folder, you would see a lag from the time you opened the shared folder to when contents would start appearing. It wasn’t long, but it long enough to be noticeable, and less than seamless. We’re happy to let you know that this has now been fixed in VMware Fusion 2.0.2.
Ubuntu 8.10 Intrepid Ibex Support
For all you Linux fans out there, VMware Fusion 2.0.2 now supports Ubuntu 8.10 Intrepid Ibex as a virtual machine, complete with pre-compiled VMware Tools modules, Easy Install support, and, everyone’s favorite….Linux Unity view!
See video of Linux Unity view in action below:
And for more information please check out the complete release notes, along with the known issues section. Enjoy the software, and thanks for your ongoing support!