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VMware Fusion 3.0.1 released

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VMware released the new version 3.0.1 of Fusion this morning. The download is available at the VMware website. Version 3.0.1 is a maintanance release and freely available for all Fusion customers. Check out the release notes and the what’s new document.

Here the improvements:

  • Faster 3D performance, with Windows Experience scores 20-80% faster than before on Mac OS X Snow Leopard
  • Reduced time for resuming virtual machines
  • Supports import of standalone VHD disks into VMware virtual machines
  • Supports import of Parallels Desktop 5 virtual machines into VMware virtual machines
  • New 64-bit native networking subsystem to match the 64-bit native engine
  • PC Migration Agent and Migration Assistant Improvements
  • Adds support for Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Installer localized into all supported languages
  • Shows progress that VMware Tools are being installed in last step of migrating the PC
  • Does not automatically show the PC Migration Agent application in the resulting virtual machine
  • Adds only one network adapter to imported PC virtual machines
  • Unity View Improvements
  • “Always On” Applications menu defaults to the active virtual machine, and if more than one virtual machine is running, the menu defaults to the one that has focus
  • Fixes a problem in which the “Always On” Application menu was not populated in some cases
  • Improves the Aero-in-Unity experience with better interactive performance and easier readability of window titles
  • Improves Unity view interactive performance for 32-bit Windows applications running on 64-bit Windows operating systems
  • Ability to dismiss system tray menus in Unity view with only one click
  • Small mouse wheel scroll increments work correctly in Unity view
  • Fixes keyboard focus issues in Unity view when multiple windows are opened and closed
  • Fixes a problem in which Adobe Fireworks, Photoshop, and some other applications would drop out of Unity view, causing the Waiting for Unity window to appear
  • Fixes a problem in which VMware Fusion would fail when processing very large icons from Windows applications
  • Fixes a problem in which VMware Fusion could not create Windows applications in the dock for those with really long application names
  • Shared/Mirrored Folders Improvements
  • Outlook 2007 preview works with Mirrored Folders enabled
  • Applications no longer crash when saving exceedingly long path and file names with mapped drives
  • Saving files in shared folders with a PC using ZoneAlarm antivirus software no longer causes Windows to fail
  • WDDM (Windows Vista and Windows 7) Graphics Improvements
  • Windows Experience graphics scores are 20-80% better than VMware Fusion 3.0
  • Greatly improved HD video playback for Windows Vista and Windows 7
  • Older games (including Diablo II, Homeworld, and others) play now on Windows Vista and Windows 7
  • Windows Media Player no longer stretches video
  • Fuzzy text in Windows Aero is fixed
  • Interactive performance on ATI video cards with Aero is greatly improved in combination with Mac OS X 10.6.2
  • Windows 7 no longer boots to an incorrect resolution

General Graphics Improvements

  • Fixes fuzzy text in WPF applications
  • Improved 3D performance
  • Linux Improvements
  • Adds support for Ubuntu 9.10 32-bit and 64-bit editions, including Easy Install and Unity view
  • Fixes choppy sound problems with newest Linux guests with kernel version 2.6.30+
  • Fixes Easy Install problems when double quotes were used in password
  • Improves Tools support for latest 2.6.z kernels
  • FreeBSD Improvements
  • Prebuilt modules for FreeBSD 8.x
  • Mac OS X Server Improvements
  • Faster boot times for Mac OS X Server guests
  • Other Fixes and Improvements
  • Multicore support for Windows 7 works correctly for all editions of Windows 7. Previously it did not work for Windows Home Premium, Home Basic, and Starter editions
  • Fixes a performance problem in which Spotlight would continually search the Mac for virtual machines when the Virtual Machine Library was left open, causing slow downs
  • Fixes a problem in which the VMware Tools included with VMware Fusion 2.0.5 would not be updated correctly
  • Fixes a problem in which it was not possible to use a CD drive on certain hardware-specific versions of Mac OS X 10.6.1. This is also fixed by upgrading to Mac OS X 10.6.2
  • Fixes a problem in which the ThinPrint driver would cause printing problems in 64-bit Windows Boot Camp partitions
  • Favorite virtual machine opens correctly when launching VMware Fusion 3
  • Contains a fix for Link State Propagation for bridged networking that previously failed, in some cases, after installing VMware Fusion 3.0
  • Fixes a problem in which you could not switch Spaces desktops away from a full-screen virtual machine if the Full Screen view title bar was hidden
  • Fixes miscellaneous memory leaks in the VMware Fusion UI and during AutoProtect snapshots
  • Speeds up navigation in the Virtual Machine Library when you have 10 or more virtual machines
  • Removes console log spew by VMware Fusion Helper
  • In the Preview window, the View mode buttons show enabled and selected state
  • Fixes black flash when suspending a virtual machine in Single Window view
  • Virtual Machine Library and Preview window previously had poor quality for European language users

Via: VMguy

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Written by Christoph Harding

December 11th, 2009 at 6:28 pm

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