Release: VMware Fusion 4.1 – UPDATED

VMware has released version 4.1 of its desktop virtualization platform for Apple Mac: Fusion. This release is considered an minor upgrade for version 4.0 which was released in September this year.

This version now supports running Mac OS X Leopard and Snow Leopard as guest OS additional to running the already supported OS X Lion, OS X Lion Server, Mac OS X Snow Leopard Server and Mac OS X Leopard Server.

New features and improvements:

  • Smart Full Screen, providing full screen mode
  • Automatic Virtual Machine power on
  • Improved animations
  • Fast screen resizing and improved startup time
  • Improved Mac OS X Lion guest OS support
  • Improved graphics performance

Update: VMware stated in a blogposting that the support for running Mac OS X Leopard and Snow Leopard will be removed in a future update for Fusion, mainly because they are not complian to the licensing terms stated by Apple.