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VMware ships Fusion 3.0

Mel Martin

Today is release day for VMware Fusion 3.0. The app has more than 50 new enhancements including:

  • Support for both 32-bit and 64-bit Snow Leopard kernels.
  • Integrated Migration Assistant guides you through migrating from the PC to a virtual machine.
  • First virtualization product to support for Windows Aero, including Flip 3D and Aero Peek.
  • Support for DirectX 9.0EX with OpenGL 1.4 with new WDDM graphics driver.
  • Greatly reduced memory usage when using Windows Vista and Windows 7 virtual machines and newly created Windows XP virtual machines
  • Faster disk and graphics performance on Snow Leopard.
  • Banish the Start Menu with Always-on Applications Menu on the Mac menu bar.
  • Access to Windows taskbar tray items in Unity view in the Mac menu bar.
  • Run 3D games and play 1080p video in Unity view.
I started trying to upgrade my copy to 3.0 late last night and into the early morning hours, but the VMware servers insisted I wasn't in the database. I noticed an increasing number of similar complaints on the VMware forums, so I can't tell you about my installation experience, or how it all works with Windows 7.

Stay tuned for more info as we get that sorted out, and hopefully your upgrade experience will be better.

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