VMware heeft enkele dagen geleden versie 2.0.5 build 173382 van zijn virtualisatieprogramma Fusion uitgebracht. Met deze applicatie kunnen er via virtuele machines diverse besturingssystemen op de hostcomputer draaien. Daardoor kunnen bijvoorbeeld binnen Mac OS X Windows-programma's uitgevoerd worden die zich via de Unity-functie als normale programma's gedragen. Daarnaast worden natuurlijk ook andere x86-besturingssystemen ondersteund, zoals verschillende Linux-distributies en Solaris. De lijst met veranderingen voor versie 2.0.5 build 173382 ziet er als volgt uit:
VMware Fusion 2.0.5 is a maintenance release of VMware Fusion 2. It is a free upgrade for all VMware Fusion 1 and VMware Fusion 2 customers, and provides the following enhancements:
Note: 3D acceleration is disabled on systems with ATI chipsets. For more information, see the Known Issues section below.
- 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
Host-Guest File System (HGFS)
- Avast! causes shared folder operations to slow down
Running Avast! antivirus software in a Windows virtual machine might cause a delay in accessing files on a shared folder or mirrored folder.
- Shared folder operations fail while using subversion (SVN) software
While using SVN software (for example, TortoiseSVN) to access SVN repositories stored on a shared folder, certain operations might fail.
- Windows XP virtual machine fails while accessing a shared folder
A Windows XP (64-bit) guest operating system might fail with a blue screen while performing intensive file I/O on a shared folder.
- Windows XP virtual machine fails while accessing Personal STore (PST) file on a shared folder
In a Windows virtual machine, accessing a PST file located in a shared folder using Microsoft Outlook might cause the virtual machine to fail with a blue screen.
- Network connection fails in NAT mode
Network connection on a virtual machine that uses network address translation (NAT) mode might fail after the virtual machine runs for some time.
- Suspend/resume operation affects network connectivity in a Ubuntu 9.04 virtual machine
In a Ubuntu 9.04 virtual machine, the network stays active after the virtual machine is suspended. When this happens, the network does not come up when the virtual machine is resumed.
Drag and Drop
- Mac OS X WindowServer stops responding on a Mac with NVIDIA GeForce GT 120 or GT 130 graphics cards
On a Mac OS X with NVIDIA GeForce GT 120 or GT 130 graphics card, running certain 3D applications in a Windows virtual machine might cause the Mac WindowServer to stop responding.
- CPU usage spikes during Unity drag and drop operation
In a Windows XP Professional virtual machine, the VMwareUser.exe process (part of VMware Tools) might use 100% of the CPU and cause the virtual machine to stop responding.
- Windows XP virtual machine does not detect eToken encryption device in pre-boot environment
After you install Pretty Good Privacy (PGP) software with an eToken encryption device from Aladdin Systems in a Windows XP virtual machine, the eToken device might not be detected in the virtual machine pre-boot environment. This might cause the whole-disk-encryption feature in the PGP software to stop working.
- Setting up a Boot Camp virtual machine on a hard drive larger than 1.5TB fails
In releases prior to VMware Fusion 2.0.5, a Boot Camp partition that is on a hard drive larger than 1.5TB cannot be set up to run as a virtual machine. With VMware Fusion 2.0.5, you can set up a Boot Camp virtual machine on a hard drive up to 2TB in size.
- Standby mode causes a Boot Camp virtual machine to go into a nonresponsive state
After your Boot Camp virtual machine enters standby state either triggered by Windows power management settings or by selecting Stand by from the Start > Shut down menu, it might become non-responsive.