VMware rilascia Fusion 3

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vmware-newVmware rilascia anche la nuova versione di Fusion 3 per MAC OSX, l’equivalente di Workstation per Windows/Linux.

Vediamo insieme le novità:

Optimized for Snow Leopard

* New 64-bit native core engine leverages power of Snow Leopard.

* Support for both 32-bit and 64-bit Snow Leopard kernels.

3D Graphics Improvements

* Support for Windows Aero with WDDM driver for Windows 7 and Windows Vista.

* DirectX 9.0c with Shader Model 3 support for Windows virtual machines.

* OpenGL 2.1 support for Windows XP virtual machines.

* Improved 2D drawing performance in Unity, Single Window, and Full Screen views.

Easy Migration from Windows PCs

* Integrated Migration Assistant guides you through migrating your PC to a virtual machine.

* Automatically discover your Windows PC on the same network.

* Save directly to your Mac the virtual machine that the Migration Assistant creates.

Full Support for Windows 7 Guests

* Support for Windows Easy Install.

* Support for Windows Aero, including Flip 3D.

* Support for DirectX 9.0EX with OpenGL 1.4 with new WDDM graphics driver.

* Support for 32-bit and 64-bit Windows 7 on Boot Camp partitions.

Performance Improvements

* New 64-bit native core engine maximizes overall performance.

* Full support for 4-way SMP.

* Now automatically expose virtual multi-core CPUs to your virtual machines. This allows some versions of Windows XP, Vista, and Windows 7 to use additional cores.

* Greatly reduced memory usage when booting up Windows virtual machines.

* Greatly reduced memory usage when using Windows Vista and later virtual machines.

* Greatly reduced memory usage when using new Windows XP virtual machines created with Windows Easy Install in Fusion 3.0.

Unity Improvements

* Always-on Applications Menu on the Mac menu bar. Start guest applications directly from the Applications menu.

* Windows applications work like Mac applications and work with application-specific Exposé.

* Run 3D games and 1080p video in Unity view.

* Access to Windows taskbar tray items in Unity view in the Mac menu bar.

* Preview window allows you to monitor your virtual machine desktop and resize the window, even in Unity view.

* Improved responsiveness in Unity view.

VHD Import

* Download and import free Windows trials from Microsoft.

* Import VHD virtual disks as VMware virtual machines.

Automatic Updates

* Built-in software updater that checks, downloads, and installs VMware Fusion updates.

Virtual Machine Library

* Easy access to common tasks with the Home view. Install guest operating systems, migrate physical PCs, set up a Boot Camp virtual machine, or download virtual appliances.

* Discover and import virtual machines that Parallels Desktop or Microsoft Virtual PC for Mac create.

Full Screen View Improvements

* New Full Screen view menu bar gives you full control of your virtual machine, including choosing when the menu bar appears in Full Screen view.

* Move the full screen view menu bar to any side of the screen to avoid blocking guest user interface elements such as taskbars in Windows, the desktop menu in Linux, or the menu bar in Mac OS X Server guests.

* Smooth animated transition when entering and exiting Full Screen view.

Multiple Display Improvements

* Multiple-display Full Screen view with better performance for monitor layouts larger than 4096 pixels wide or 4096 pixels high on most Macs.

* Multiple-display Full Screen view and multiple-display Unity view that work with WDDM in Windows 7 and Windows Vista guests.

Other UI Improvements

* Cancelable Resume.

* Live, smooth resize when resizing a virtual machine window.

* Access the Virtual Machine Library from the VMware Fusion Dock icon.

Shared Folders and Mirrored Folders Improvements

* Automatically hide common hidden Windows files in a shared folder, for example, Thumbs.db, $RECYCLE.BIN, and so on.

* Open Microsoft Outlook attachments with Mac applications.

* Improved compatibility with third-party applications including WLW, Office 2007, and so on.

Copy and Paste, Drag and Drop Improvements

* Copy and paste images between a Windows or Linux virtual machine and the Mac.

* Copy and paste formatted text (RTF) between a Linux virtual machine and the Mac.

* Drag images between Windows applications and Mac applications.

* Drag Microsoft Outlook attachments from a Windows virtual machine to the Mac.

* Drag files in a virtual machine directly onto Mac applications.

Full Support for Mac OS X Leopard Server and Snow Leopard Server as Guests

* Support for Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard host.

* Support for Mac OS X Server 10.6 Snow Leopard virtual machines running the 64-bit kernel (K64).

* Now boots from virtual EFI for maximum compatibility with Mac OS X.

Keyboard Improvements

* Faster performance with Remapped Keys.

* Automatically recognizes European keyboards. Sending keys like @, {, }, and others to Windows works just like it does on the Mac.

Virtual Hard Disk Improvements

* Mount a suspended virtual machine’s virtual disks as read-only Mac volumes.

Networking Improvements

* Select a specific network adapter for bridged networking.

* Support for IPv6 in bridged networking.

* Override the Ethernet MAC address of the virtual adapter.

Shared Smart Card

* Access supported CAC or PIV smart cards from the Mac and a Windows virtual machine at the same time.

Le novità come vedete sono molte, maggiori informazioni sul sito del produttore.

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