If you’re taken with VMware’s Fusion (for operating system virtualization on the Mac platform), as I am, then you’ll probably be glad to hear that they’ve started a blog to keep us all apprised of their efforts. You’ll be able to see what they’re working on, some great tips and tricks with Fusion, and they’re even starting to do screencasts of some of the things Fusion can do – in case you haven’t been able to figure it out on your own.
The recently released update to the software offers the ability to sync hotkeys across OS X and Windows. Meaning that instead of having to use CMD C to copy in OS X, and CTRL C to copy in the Windows VM, you can now just stick to CMD C for both environments. Maybe this doesn’t sound like a huge deal, but if your mental capacity if even slightly diminished (I’m looking in the mirror at the moment), this is a huge deal. Think of it as saving brain overhead for more important things…
Check out their inaugural post which highlights the ability to Import other virtual machines for use with Fusion – it’s never been easier to make the move to this highly polished virtualization suite. And if you’re new to Mac, and just not sure about cutting the cord to Windows just yet, give VMware’s Fusion a go. Features like Unity mode, which allow you to intermingle your Windows, um, windows with OS X windows, integrated copy.paste clipboards, and drag and drop file synchronization make it hard to beat. Parallels was a great start to the Intel-based virtualization on Macs, but VMware has really shown their history in the industry by coming on gangbusters in recent months.
Download the trial of VMware’s Fusion – I think you’ll be very pleased with the results.