PALO ALTO, Calif., May 30, 2008 - VMware, Inc., the global leader in software for industry-standard virtualized desktops and servers, today announced availability of VMware Fusion 1.1.3 Build 94249. New version support for Mac OS X 10.5 "Leopard" and DirectX 9.0.
Based on VMware is market-leading desktop virtualization platform, VMware Fusion allows Mac users to simultaneously run Mac OS X, Windows and other PC-based applications on a single Mac.
Leveraging nearly a decade of desktop virtualization leadership and expertise underscored by more than 100 industry awards, VMware Fusion delivers the most advanced Mac virtualization software available today.
The software allows Mac users to take advantage of their hardware is full potential by running both 32 - and 64-bit operating systems, leveraging two processor cores at the same time and using a wide variety of USB 2.0 devices. VMware Fusion is also the only Mac virtualization software available today to provide full support for more than 60 operating systems and complete power management capabilities to safeguard virtual machines when laptops are running out of battery.
Issues Resolved in VMware Fusion 1.1.3:
Corrects a problem in which VMware Fusion encountered reactivation problems in the native Boot Camp partition and the Boot Camp virtual machine when installing Windows Vista SP1.
Fixes a problem in VMware Fusion 1.1.2 that caused HGFS mounting failures in Linux guest operating systems.
Fixes a problem where VMware Fusion did not distinguish between Traditional and Simplified Chinese so that if your system language preference was set to either Chinese version, Fusion would present the Simplified Chinese interface. In verison 1.1.3, Fusion differentiates between the two Chinese systems and enables the user to specify another language as a preference if Traditional Chinese is not available.
Updates the Simplified Chinese on-line help.
Corrects a problem in which a virtual machine originally created with a product other than Fusion got the error "Cannot connect virtual device sound" when it tried to play a sound.
VMware Fusion 1.1.1 incorporated a workaround for Apple bug 5679432 (Mac OS X hang under heavy disk load when unbuffered I/O is in use). That version of Fusion disabled unbuffered disk I/O on Mac OS X 10.5 hosts, even if the user selected Optimize for Mac OS application performance in VMware Fusion preferences. Apple fixed this bug in Mac OS X 10.5.3, so VMware Fusion 1.1.3 removes the workaround when the guest operating system is Mac OS X 10.5.3 or higher.
Intel-based Mac (to run 64-bit operating systems, an Intel Mac with a Core 2 Duo or Xeon processor is required)
512MB of RAM (1 GB or more recommended)
275MB free disk space for VMware Fusion
1GB free disk space for each virtual machine (10 GB or more recommended)
Mac OS X version 10.4.9 or later