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Huy
15th November 2008, 02:47 PM
WHAT'S NEW
VMware Fusion 2.0.1 | 14 NOV 2008 | Build 128865

Version 2.0.1 is a maintenance release of VMware Fusion 2. It has the following enhancements:


Contains bug fixes described in Resolved Issues
Now shows application badge instead of generic document icons when assigning Windows applications to Mac documents
Greatly reduced initial pause when opening mirrored or shared folders
No longer disables certain shared folders and mirrored folders that were nested folders. The potential data loss issue with nested shared folders has been resolved
No longer publishes Windows guest applications to Mac if Allow the virtual machine to open applications on your Mac is unchecked in virtual machine Settings > Sharing
AutoProtect postpones taking a snapshot when the user is interacting with the virtual machine
No longer maps Num Pad Enter to AltGr by default for non-European keyboards
Brings back the Enable Hints menu item in Help menu


VMware Fusion 2.0.1 Release Notes (http://www.vmware.com/support/fusion2/doc/releasenotes_fusion_201.html#resolvedissues)
VMware Fusion: Download (http://www.vmware.com/download/fusion/)

The feature in red was annoying me.

basseyy
15th November 2008, 04:37 PM
oh cool, thanks for the heads up Huy

zigzagler
17th November 2008, 01:59 PM
What is the difference between the EDU & the RETAIL version of VMware fusion?

Came accross these deals from ebay:
VMware Fusion Run Vista XP Linux on a Mac EDU V 2.0 - eBay, Apple, Software, Computers. (end time 20-Nov-08 19:00:46 AEDST) (http://cgi.ebay.com.au/VMware-Fusion-Run-Vista-XP-Linux-on-a-Mac-EDU-V-2-0_W0QQitemZ260313703156QQcmdZViewItem?hash=item260 313703156&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=66%3A2|65%3A1|39%3A1|240%3A1318)

VMware Fusion Run Vista XP Linux on a Mac Retail V 2.0 - eBay, Apple, Software, Computers. (end time 20-Nov-08 19:00:17 AEDST) (http://cgi.ebay.com.au/VMware-Fusion-Run-Vista-XP-Linux-on-a-Mac-Retail-V-2-0_W0QQitemZ260313702921QQcmdZViewItem?hash=item260 313702921&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=66%3A2|65%3A1|39%3A1|240%3A1318)

Is it worth buying from ebay???

Huy
17th November 2008, 02:10 PM
Retail = full price.
EDU = you're a student.

You will know if you are eligible for EDU or not.

It is $50 here:
VMWARE VMFM20BX2ED - VMware Fusion 2.0 Education - InstantIT (http://www.instantit.com.au/proddetails.aspx?manufid=449&manufcode=VMFM20BX2ED)

Otherwise buy OEM.

basseyy
17th November 2008, 02:53 PM
I have the EDU package, works perfectly for me, but mine cost more than $50, damn, I should have asked Huy first,

purana
17th November 2008, 03:14 PM
That thing highlighted in red is something I wanted, I am sick of seeing apps in my guests as possible things I can use to open files in OSX

I use my guests purely for testing or doing specific purposes. So I don't need to see the apps in OSX.

/me downloads

Huy
17th November 2008, 03:22 PM
purana try being a Parallels user. When I was using it a few years ago, it did crazy things like that without even asking you. (Then again, Fusion never asked me either but I disabled the sharing).

purana
17th November 2008, 03:25 PM
purana try being a Parallels user. When I was using it a few years ago, it did crazy things like that without even asking you. (Then again, Fusion never asked me either but I disabled the sharing).

Long time VMware user :) Fusion is good, it reminds me just how good Workstation was during the v1.0 days :)

I'll update and disable the apps from being visible. All good. In the meantime I deleted the Applications folder under each guest, and made them populate again. So it looks neater, even if they still show me for now. I can live with that, the new version will allow us to disable it complete so even better.

zigzagler
18th November 2008, 09:38 AM
Retail = full price.
EDU = you're a student.

You will know if you are eligible for EDU or not.

It is $50 here:
VMWARE VMFM20BX2ED - VMware Fusion 2.0 Education - InstantIT (http://www.instantit.com.au/proddetails.aspx?manufid=449&manufcode=VMFM20BX2ED)

Otherwise buy OEM.

I asked the seller(from eBay) & he/she told me EDU version can't be used for commercial purposes, that's all. So I'm assuming that if I'm a private user, I should be fine with EDU version?

Did you purchase yours from ITinstant as well?

Cheers!

purana
18th November 2008, 09:45 AM
I asked the seller(from eBay) & he/she told me EDU version can't be used for commercial purposes, that's all. So I'm assuming that if I'm a private user, I should be fine with EDU version?

Did you purchase yours from ITinstant as well?

Cheers!

I think you should be fine, but I guess you can let us know.
I purchase my key during the half price special they had, you had to buy it before the product went GA (Generally Available). Bargain too. I then also got another 4-5 keys through work, as my employer owns VMware.

mjankor
18th November 2008, 09:52 AM
purana try being a Parallels user. When I was using it a few years ago, it did crazy things like that without even asking you. (Then again, Fusion never asked me either but I disabled the sharing).

That is actually the primary reason I switched to fusion. Parallels was good as a VM, but so annoying when it kept trying to "help"

purana
18th November 2008, 10:01 AM
I am really happy now, disabled the option below. Now I no longer see the MacOS suggestion apps installed in guests as being able to open files in MacOS. All good.

http://img.skitch.com/20081118-rf2twuutiy85uairphpyffsfh3.jpg

Huy
18th November 2008, 10:39 AM
I asked the seller(from eBay) & he/she told me EDU version can't be used for commercial purposes, that's all. So I'm assuming that if I'm a private user, I should be fine with EDU version?

Did you purchase yours from ITinstant as well?
I don't think you should buy EDU if you're not EDU (student/academic).

If you're a private home consumer, then you should be buying either RRP or OEM.

I didn't buy my version from Instant IT, as I got mine a while ago (similar time to when purana was talking about).

dawsman
18th November 2008, 04:35 PM
I bought the EDU version from Instant IT - great service and it's the first time ever that I've had next day delivery from the Eastern States (I'm in Perth). Also, I entered the serial number into my pre-installed and configured trial version of Fusion 2 and it activated it without any issues.

I am loosely affiliated with a University (an associate and I have a staff number), but I didn't have to provide any real evidence in order to purchase the EDU version. While I agree with Huy that you probably shouldn't purchase the EDU version if you're not "EDU", it probably wouldn't have stopped me trying... ;-)

Otherwise, the OEM version is still good value:

VMWARE VMFM20CD VMware Fusion 2.0 OEM Only $71.17
VMWARE VMFM20BX2I VMware Fusion 2.0 Retail $95.37
VMWARE VMFM20BX2E.. VMware Fusion 2.0 Education $49.83

zigzagler
18th November 2008, 04:58 PM
But the shipping is a bit expensive $15.....how much did you pay for the shipping cost?

dawsman
18th November 2008, 05:06 PM
I paid $16 for shipping. Your only other alternative is to pay the equivalent of AU$140 on the Vmware website.

I know what I'd do :)

Huy
18th November 2008, 05:08 PM
$130 at the Apple Store (http://store.apple.com/au/product/TT880SA/A?mco=MTIxODk3Mw).

Just get it via InstantIT.

zigzagler
19th November 2008, 12:08 PM
Do we get the updates for free if I purchase the V2.0?

Huy
19th November 2008, 12:10 PM
Yes. It will even be free if you have a V1.0 licence! :)


Note: VMware Fusion 2 is a free downloadable upgrade for all VMware Fusion 1.x users. Your existing VMware Fusion 1 serial number will work with VMware Fusion 2, and all you need to do to upgrade is download and install. Thank you for your early support!

Source: VMware Fusion - VMware (http://www.vmware.com/download/fusion/)

Syrecx
19th November 2008, 06:41 PM
quick question, how on earth do you share files between your xp (in vmware fusion) with os x?

Huy
19th November 2008, 06:45 PM
Look inside your VM settings under Sharing. You can also drag/drop.

And you can set up Mirrored Folders. Also under Sharing.

purana
19th November 2008, 06:47 PM
Look inside your VM settings under Sharing. You can also drag/drop.

And you can set up Mirrored Folders. Also under Sharing.

Exactly as Huy said, Drag N Drop only works when you have the VMware Tools installed into the guest I think from memory too.

zigzagler
19th November 2008, 09:05 PM
Yes. It will even be free if you have a V1.0 licence! :)



Source: VMware Fusion - VMware (http://www.vmware.com/download/fusion/)

Alright. Thanks!