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VMware Fusion Beta 3 Draws New Parallels

by Joe Kissell

Last week VMware released Beta 3 of its Fusion [1] virtualization software for running Windows on an Intel-based Mac. Among several new features are two that are obvious attempts to overcome advantages offered by competitor Parallels Desktop [2]: support for booting from a copy of Windows installed under Boot Camp and an Easy Install option to automate the process of running the Windows installer. This version also includes performance improvements and a simplification in the way virtual machines are packaged, among other changes. Fusion beta 3 is a 135 MB download.

[1]: http://www.vmware.com/products/beta/fusion/
[2]: http://www.parallels.com/products/desktop/