VMWare Fusion 2.0 Released

September 17, 2008  (Jeffrey Kabbe)

VMWare has apparently put the finishing touches on Fusion 2.0, releasing it yesterday on their website. I have been using the beta since soon after it was released and have been quite pleased with both the new features and its performance. VMWare Fusion continues to outperform Parallels Desktop on my wife’s MacBook Pro. Parallels still has some features that I cannot find in Fusion. Chief among those is the ability to mount my Windows hard disk as an external disk in Mac OS X. I think Fusion might be able to do this, but I haven’t figured it out yet (if you know how, please let me know in a comment). I am not a big fan of integrating Mac and Windows (I don’t use Coherence, I just run it in a window). But this is one thing I miss from Parallels.

If you already use VMWare Fusion, you probably don’t need to be sold. Version 2.0 is a free upgrade for everyone. If you’re not already using VMWare Fusion, you can try it free for 30 days.

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