It’s what we’ve all been waiting for: VMware Fusion 2.0 Beta 1
Here’s our blog post announcing the launch:
Here’s the beta landing page itself, where users can get access to the
Beta, watch video demos of key features, and so on:
And here’s a highlight reel of features; a teaser for the more detailed
stuff on the beta landing page: (http://youtube.com/watch?v=WgjQd1gtkKM)
The quick hits (more detail on the Beta landing page, of course):
1. When it launches, VMware Fusion 2.0 will be a free upgrade to all VMware
Fusion 1.x users. This is as a sincere thank you to our early supporters
who have partnered with us to make this product so great.
2. VMware Fusion 2.0 Beta 1 offers first “true” multi-display support for
virtual machines–your virtual machines will see as many individual Mac
displays as you attach to your Mac (you have to see the demo video to
[Video demo of multi-display: (http://youtube.com/watch?v=gREBVWUIqps)
(this was my favorite one to make. Playing with a Mac Pro with four video
cards is always good fun!]
3. Next gen 3D acceleration: We up the ante with experimental support for
DirectX 9.0 Shader Model 2.
[Video demo of DirectX 9.0 Shader 2 3D:
4. Dead Simple Switching to VMware Fusion: Integrated importation of
Parallels Desktop and Virtual PC for Mac virtual machines. *And* integrated
Boot Camp conversion, letting you take your Boot Camp from “physical to
virtual” with a couple clicks.
[Video demo of “Switch to Fusion (http://www.vmware.com/switchtofusion)”
5. Dozens of usability and general improvements: Easy virtual machine
printing, totally re-designed Settings Editor, easier Shared Folders, and
the list goes on and on.
[More videos at the landing page:
You can read all about it, and more, at the VMware Fusion 2.0 Beta 1
landing page: (http://www.vmware.com/landing_pages/fusion2_beta.html) and
in our blog post announcing the beta: