Guest PC 1.9.6

Guest PC has been updated to version 1.9.6. Among the changes: Bug Fixes * Occasional crashes on Guest PC exit * Drag-and-Drop malfunction after switching from the fullscreen mode Enhancements * Better networking * Improved video in native resolution modes * Improved USB functionality * Better stability and compatibility If … Read more

eWeek Article: Windows on Mac OS X: Virtualization Heats Up

John Rizzo at eWeek has written an article, Windows on Mac OS X: Virtualization Turf War Heats Up about the potential competition that Parallels Desktop for Mac faces from VMware Fusion for Mac as well as Microsoft’s Virtual PC fading away. Excerpt: While Mac OS X Leopard was the focus … Read more

Q May Change Licensing In Regards to iEmulator

The Q developers (see QEMU & Q for more information) maybe changing the Q license in regards to iEmulator. Q is the OS X version of QEMU, an open source processor emulator. Full Article w/Comments: To set this straight, once and for all times… we are not related in any … Read more

More VMWare Fusion Information (Developer Blog)

More information about VMWare Fusion has been posted by a developer on the official VMWare Blog – “Working in the labs…”. Quote/Excerpt: Posted by Srinivas Krishnamurti Director of Developer Products and Market Development Ever since Apple announced that they are going to switch to Intel x86 chips, phones have been … Read more

VMWare Virtualization for Mac OS X Announced

VMWare Fusion for Mac
If you have been following virtualization on the Macintosh before now, you know that many have been expecting a VMWare solution for Mac OS X for quite some time. Today, VMWare made it official.

Some of the features:
– Guest OSes: Windows, Linux, NetWare and Solaris
– Runs multiple instances/OSes at the same time
– OS Virtual Images can be shared between different Primary OSes.
– Can run already existing “Virtual Appliances” (pre-built solutions)

You can sign up for the beta here.

Official Press Release at VMWare.com

VMware Announces New Product for Apple Mac OS X Users
New Intel-based Macs will be able to Simultaneously Run Mac OS X, Windows, Linux, NetWare and Solaris

SAN FRANCISCO and PALO ALTO, Calif., August 7, 2006 — VMware, Inc., the global leader in software for industry-standard virtualized desktops and servers, today announced a new product that will enable Intel-based Macs to run x86 operating systems, such as Windows, Linux, NetWare and Solaris, in virtual machines at the same time as Mac OS X. VMware will demo the product today during the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference 2006 in San Francisco.

“We are excited to bring our desktop platform product to Apple Macs. The demand for this has been unbelievable and it is clearly front and center for Mac users,” said Diane Greene, president of VMware. “VMware is in the business of providing the most advanced and robust virtualization platforms as well as phenomenal add-on functionality that leverages our virtualization platform. This announcement brings our desktop platform and add-on capabilities to Mac users, and it will allow them to run a wide variety of operating systems without rebooting. Mac users who also use the PC will be able to use this product to consolidate onto the Mac.”

The new Mac product is based on VMware’s robust and advanced virtualization technology, shipping for more than seven years and used by more than four million people today. Moving forward, virtual machines created with any of VMware’s products will run on Intel-based Macs and, similarly, non-Mac OS X virtual machines created with the new product will run on the latest versions of other VMware platform products.

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WWDC News: Microsoft Dropping Virtual PC for Mac

Peter Cohen of Macworld writes that Microsoft is dropping Virtual PC for Mac. Kind of surprising, since Virtual PC probably helps sell quite a few copies of Windows, but as the article points out, when Microsoft bought Connectix (the original developers of Virtual PC), they had an already-made solution to … Read more