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Wrangle Windows on a Mac with 'Take Control of VMware Fusion 2'

by Adam C. Engst

Modern Intel-based Macs have numerous options for running Windows, but for people accustomed to Mac OS X, installing and configuring Windows is easier said than done. Whether it involves dealing with drivers, sharing files between Windows and Mac OS X, or determining optimal RAM settings, Joe Kissell's new "Take Control of VMware Fusion 2 [1]" provides Mac users with real-world advice on the best ways to install and use Windows via the popular virtualization software VMware Fusion 2. The 130-page ebook, which was brought to life via a collaboration between TidBITS Publishing and VMware, starts with a look at basic concepts and then jumps into the action with steps for installing Windows for use in VMware Fusion in these scenarios:

After installation, Joe turns his attention to working with Windows in a VMware Fusion virtual machine, explaining key details like how to remap mouse buttons, simulate missing keys, configure keyboard shortcuts, switch display modes, and work with external devices. Other important topics covered include:

The ebook also includes a coupon for 10 percent off VMware Fusion 2, an $8 savings. And be sure to check out our new cover graphic!

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