VMware Updating VMware Fusion to 2.0.5

VMware Fusion 2 Windows Visualization

VMware, Inc. has upgraded its popular Windows visualization software to 2.0.5. There are several improvements that come with this update. According to VMware Fusion 2 Release note, VMware Fusion 2.0.5

  • Supports Mac OS X Server guest operating systems on Macs with Intel Xeon 5500 and 3500 Series processors (based on Nehalem micro-architecture)
  • Provides experimental support for Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard Server as a guest operating system (32-bit only)
  • Provides experimental support for Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard as a host operating system (32-bit only)
  • Supports Ubuntu 9.04 as a guest operating system, including features such as VMware Tools pre-built modules and Easy Install
  • Reduces CPU usage when a virtual machine is idle under VMware Fusion
  • Contains fixes for more than 80 bugs

  • Click on the button to read VMware Fusion 2.0.5 Release Note. VTC

    Game Play Video – Running Civilization IV: Colonization with VMware Fusion 2.0

    2K Games Firaxis Games Civilization IV: Colonization VMware Fusion

    Sid Meier‘s Civilization is definitely one of the most successful game franchises of all time. In the late 1990s, I picked up the Mac version of Civilization II at CompUSA. I had no idea what kind of game it was at first. But I thought ‘Whoa…’ when I played it. I played the game for a few days without a break. When I realized, the Christmas was over. Soon after, I happened to find the Mac version of Call to Power at Best Buy. And when I heard that Civilization III would be released, I couldn’t wait to play it. When I went to Best Buy, there was no long line for it. That was kind of disappointing. Well, I didn’t enjoy playing Civilization III until I played it on my Mac. The best one for me is actually Civilization III: Conquests, which is equipped with incredibly nice music. And Civilization IV? Oh, no… The minimum system requirement was 1.8 GHz G5 or something. And it barely ran on my iMac G5 2 GHz.

    Anyway, another Civilization game was released in September 22 from 2K Games. It’s Civilization IV: Colonization. I played it for a few hours on the Windows partition through Boot Camp in order to make a game play video. But when I put the video files in Final Cut Pro, I realized that there was no audio. Something went wrong with the audio function of Windows XP SP3. So I decided to install this PC game on VMWare Fusion 2.0. Does it run? If it does, how smoothly does it run with VMware Fusion? Well, let’s see.

    By the way, they say the Mac version of Civilization IV: Colonization may be released. Within this year? You never know when it will be available. We Mac users sometimes wait for 3 or 4 years. Using Mr. Bush’s famous statement as an analogy,

    if we know Civilization IV: Colonization runs on the Windows partition and VMware Fusion today, does it make sense for the world to wait for the Mac version?  Continue reading

    Mac Software Review: VMware Fusion 2

    VMware Fusion 2 Windows Visualization
    Mac software review

    Back in 1996, I really wanted Soft Windows to run Windows 95 on my PowerPC 8100 AV. But the price was around $145. I was still a graduate student those days. And I didn’t buy it. Rather, I tried to sort of borrow it from somebody through Apple Talk. Then there was Virtual PC, which I eventually bought in 1998 or 1999 along with Blueberry iMac 333 MHz. Those applications let Mac users run Windows. Virtual PC 4 was somewhat stable, and I played several PC games including Pharaoh and 1602 A.D. with it.

    VMware Fusion is similar to Virtual PC in some respects. They are both Windows emulation applications through which you can install any supported Windows OS version of your choice. Virtual PC has not been upgraded for Universal Binary while VMware only runs on Mac computers with Intel processors.

    VMware has recently upgraded its Windows visualization software to 2.0 with a free upgrade for users of VMware fusion 1.x. The version available before this upgrade is 1.1.3.

    So what’s new with VMware Fusion? The company says VMware Fusion 2.0 has

  • improved compatibility with DirectX 9.0c
  • complimentary 12-month subscription to McAfee VirusScan Plus
  • and more improvements.

    People love this software title. We loved it till some 12 hours ago. Then why are we giving only two stars to VMware Fusion? No, it’s not a right-wing conspiracy against Mrs. Clinton’s husband or VMware Fusion. Well, let’s see how stable VMware Fusion 2.0 is.  Continue reading