There has been a lot of buzz flying around Windows 7 since its public beta release earlier this year. Team Fusion released a Practical Guide to Windows 7 on Mac with VMware Fusion
when the Windows 7 public beta was released earlier and lots of users
took advantage of the opportunity to check out the forthcoming version
In fact, I have been running my day to day work
life out of a Windows 7 Public Beta VM using Mirrored Folders and
Shared Applications since the beta was released and it has been working
really well with a couple of known caveats that we mentioned at the
Today, Microsoft released a public release candidate of
Windows 7. We have installed Windows 7 RC on a number of Macs from a
first generation MacBook Air to a higher end MacBook Pro and Windows 7
RC is really responsive with the default VMware Fusion settings on all
Macs we have tried.
Personally, I am excited to see the
improvements in my day to day use of Windows 7 at work. More important,
I am excited that the Windows 7 Release Candidate is the easiest way
for you to try out Windows on your Mac for FREE (at least until the
beta expires). That’s right, you can download Windows 7 Release Candidate through July 1st and it’s free to use until it expires on June 1, 2010.
VMware Fusion won’t formally support Windows 7 until it is released
later this year, the Windows 7 Release Candidate works really well in
VMware Fusion 2.0.4 based on our initial testing.