Tuesday, April 24, 2007

3D Gaming on Vmware Fusion

This video demonstrates 3d graphics on Vmware Fusion Beta on Mac OS X.

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Thursday, April 19, 2007

Vmware Workstation Beta 6

Some information from Vmware.com:

Workstation 6.0 includes exciting new features, such as:
  • Support for Windows Vista — Use Windows Vista as host operating system
  • Multiple monitor display — You can configure a VM to span multiple monitors, or multiple VMs to each display on separate monitors
  • Support for USB 2.0 devices — You can now use peripherals that require high-speed performance in your VMs, such as MP3 Players and fast storage devices
  • VM Record/Replay — Use this feature to record VM activities and be guaranteed to reproduce the exact VM state 100% of the time
  • Integrated Virtual Debugger — Workstation integrates with Visual Studio and Eclipse so you can deploy, run, and debug programs in a VM directly from your preferred IDE
  • Automation APIs (VIX API 1.1) — You can write scripts and programs to automate VM testing

One thing thats really great is Solaris 10 support and better vmware tools.

Also the option to add in upto 10 network adapters is really cool. I think the previous limit was 3.

Monday, April 9, 2007

Vmware Fusion Beta 3

Vmware has released their latest beta for Vmware Fusion on the mac.

I haven't really tried it out yet, but will post an update when I do. In the mean time here's a list of the features and improvements:

What's new in this version:

  • Greatly improved performance - By popular demand, you can now disable debugging code to experience the full power and performance that VMware Fusion offers for running your favorite PC applications.
  • Support for Boot Camp - VMware Fusion automatically detects your Boot Camp partition, so you can now run a Windows XP virtual machine from your existing Boot Camp partition. You no longer have to choose Windows or Mac: you can now run Windows side-by-side with your favorite Mac applications. Note: For this Beta 3 release, Windows Vista is not supported; only Windows XP is supported.
  • Windows Easy Install - You want to run Windows applications, but you don't want to become a guru just to install Windows. VMware Fusion has you covered; just answer a few simple questions, insert your Windows CD and let VMware Fusion take care of the rest and automatically create the optimal Windows virtual machine for your Mac, including the installation of VMware Tools.
  • Virtual machine packages = Virtual machines are now encapsulated in a single, easy-to-manage package. Move your virtual machines to another hard drive or Mac simply by copying a file.
  • Enhanced virtual machine creation -The entire virtual machine creation process has been streamlined, and the new Windows Easy Install feature makes creating a virtual machine even easier than before. The New Virtual Machine Assistant remembers the location you choose for future virtual machine creation.
  • Enhanced virtual machine library - Managing multiple virtual machines is even easier with the Virtual Machine Library. Add new virtual machines by just dragging them into the Library, reorder virtual machines with drag and drop, and use the delete key on the Keyboard to remove virtual machines from the library. Open a Virtual Machine without powering it on, using the new Settings button, which opens a virtual machine directly to the Hardware Editor.
  • Host-Only Networking - Host-Only networking creates a network that is completely contained within your Mac, with a network connection between the virtual machine and your Mac. Use host-only networking to set up an isolated virtual network.
  • Improved suspend/shutdown state -When a virtual machine is suspended, VMware Fusion shows a screenshot of the last known state of the virtual machine and a friendly play button so you can get up and running again quickly.
  • Improved hardware editor - Settings for virtual hardware are now complete: you can remove virtual hardware from the hardware editor when virtual machines are powered off.
  • Improved international support - European and Japanese Apple keyboards now work properly in virtual machines.