Release: VMware Fusion 2.0

On September 12 VMware released the second version of its desktop virtualization product for Mac OS: Fusion 2.0 (build 116369).

This new release is significant in terms of features as it offers:

  • automatic synchronization of Windows guest folders to the Mac OS host ones
  • automatic mapping of the Mac OS printers in the guest OS
  • virtual machine library
  • support for multiple snapshots (manual or scheduled through the new AutoProtect)
  • support for multiple displays
  • integrated VMware Importer (V2V migration for Parallels Desktop and Microsoft Virtual PC for Mac OS VMs)
  • experimental support for 4-way virtual CPUs
  • experimental Unity support for Linux guest OS
  • experimental support for Mac OS X Server as guest OSb
  • bundle with McAfee VirusScan Plus (12-months free subscription)

To further increase its market share against Parallels, VMware is offering the new product for free to all customers that already purchased Fusion 1.x.

Download a trial here.

The Virtualization Industry Roadmap has been updated accordingly.