VMware Fusion 3.1 Beta Now Available

The VMware Fusion 3.1 Beta is now available at http://communities.vmware.com/community/beta/fusion.

This beta software includes 10+ new and improved features including:

  • More Powerful Graphics Performance for Games & 3D Apps:
    OpenGL 2.1 support for Windows Vista and Windows 7, DirectX 9.0 SM3
    performance improvements, Windows Aero performance improvements, better
    OpenGL compatibility for modeling apps
  • Improved USB Support:
    USB "EasyConnect" makes it simple to assign a USB device to a virtual
    machine or your Mac and then remembers preferred settings for each USB
  • Support for larger virtual machines: 8-way SMP support added, maximum virtual hard disk size increased from 950 GB to 2 TB
  • Improved Boot Camp Support:
    Improved disk performance for your Boot Camp VMs, better handling of
    disk configuration changes to avoid duplicate entries, option to avoid
    authentication dialogs when using a Boot Camp virtual machine
  • PC Migration Improvements: Migration status displayed on PC, now avoids port conflicts, guest account issues on Mac OS X now resolved
  • User Experience Improvement Program:
    VMware uses information obtained through the User Experience
    Improvement Program to improve the quality, reliability, and
    performance of our products and to plan our future development and
    testing. Participation in the program is voluntary and you can opt out
    at any time.
  • Many Additional UI Improvements and Various Fixes: See the VMware Fusion 3.1 Beta Release Notes for more information.

We look forward to hearing your feedback.  Please post all of your comments or questions in the Beta forums!


7 comments have been added so far

  1. I hate the default applications feature. It drives me mad. Still trying to figure how to make files not try to start vmware
    That should definately not be default behaviour. It should be configurable and easy to switch off.

  2. Henrik go to VMware Fusion > Preferences > Default Applications
    or go to the virtual machine’s settings and then click Applications button.

  3. I’d be great if you guys could include compatibility for Quartz inside a Mac OS X Server virtual machine.

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