VMware Fusion Goes 2.0 Beta, Free Upgrade For 1.x Owners!
The folks at VMware have announced the availability of a new beta version of VMware Fusion, their virtualization software for Mac OS X. There are two reasons I immediately ran–not walked–to download and install this beta version:
- Proper support for multiple screens–something that affects me quite a bit
- The ability to convert a Boot Camp partition to a standalone VM–something I asked about early on in the VMware Fusion process
I am still kicking the tires, as it were. One issue I see is that their drivers for Windows XP aren’t signed. Upgrading VMware Tools in my Boot Camp Partition converted to a virtual machine did not go entirely smoothly. There was a piece of undetected hardware initially, though it went away after a reboot. Nothing earth shatteringly wrong.
The good news is, for all you people who purchased VMware Fusion 1.x, version 2 is a free upgrade. If you’re not already a convert, they provide a license key you can use to try the beta version of the product out.