Last week, VMWare (a long time Virtualization Software company) released a public Beta of their Fusion application. This would be in dirrect competition with Paralells, the first company that really put out a virtualization application on the Mac.
I signed up for the beta, and have been playing around with it a bit. I downloaded a pre-built image of Fedora Core 6 and ran a slew of updates on it. The first thing I noticed is that it felt a little bit quicker than Paralells. I also liked the fact that I could just pull any of the prebuilt images from their site (which has a TON), and just get to work. It also looks like the machines of course that I make on my own machine can easily move to some of our VMWare Servers, just by sending the needed files.
I have a screenshot of my first test with it. Dont mind the Jack in the background 😉
If you want to try it out, you should head over to the VMWare site. Once I work with it a little bit more, Ill try to write up some more info on it, and why I really think people should be using THIS product rather than Parallels 🙂
Listening To: ‘Down In It’ by Nine Inch Nails