VMware Fusion 3.1, Workstation 7.1 Advance Desktop Virtualization on Mac, Windows

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VMware Fusion 3.1, Workstation 7.1 Advance Desktop Virtualization on Mac, Windows

by Cameron Sturdevant

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Eight Processor Cores

VMware Fusion 3.1 beta increases from four to eight the maximum number of processor cores that can be assigned to a virtual machine.

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Connect to Mac or Windows?

Fusion 3.1 can now remember user preferences for specific USB devices. Here I'm being asked what to do with a Kingston Store N Go USB drive. I'll attach it to my Windows VM (see screen, lower right.)

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Preference Recalled

What you didn't see here is me attaching the Kingston Store N Go to my Mac. What you do see is that Fusion 3.1 automatically connected it to my Windows VM and that Windows now presents a familiar AutoPlay choice screen.

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Migration Monitor

Fusion 3.1 improves physical-to-virtual migration by showing migration progress.

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More Migration

Here is what migration progress looks like on the physical Windows system that is in the process of being migrated to a VM running under Fusion 3.1.

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Aero

OpenGL 2.1 support for Windows 7 and Vista guest systems means better support for graphics-oriented applications.

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OVF

OVF 1.0 support makes it easier to support VM import and export.

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Fedora 12, Coming Soon

Although it's listed in the release highlights, I wasn't able to find explicit support for Fedora 12 when using the new VM wizard.

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