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    Default Feature wishlists for your favourite VM solutions

    So I thought I'd start up a bit of a discussion/pow-wow with all of us VMware/Parallels users.. What improvements/features you would love to see in the apps that you use? Here's my few;

    1. Open GL support - Awesome work on getting Direct X on it first, and how well you guys did it too (albeit a few issues, which will be mentioned in #2), but to have Open GL support would be divine too!


    2. Keeping the mouse in the screen during a game - Another competitor brand forces the mouse automatically to stay within the game screen (I use two screens, fusion on one, osx on the other).



    3. Choice to run a usb drive/device on the Guest/Host OS - Again another competitor has that option there. which comes in very handy, say you plug in a usb stick, and you don't want to set it so it ONLY goes to OSX, or Windows/Linux. You'd want the option for both, so you get a prompt appearing "fusion has detected a usb device "blah" whatever it's called. would you like to run it in the guest os? Yes/No" or something like that.


    4. Ability to keep a vm session full screen, or unity, even after turning closing the vm session down and/or turning it off/on again - I'd love the ability so that I can fire up Fusion from the dock, and watch it fire up full screen on another space. or Unity on the same screen. Automatically!

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    Automated suspend of VM when not in use (setting to determine mins before suspend). Ability to perform backups of VM in evening without having to shutdown parallels.

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    ohhh come on folks, what would you love to see (realistically) in your vm solution as a requested feature?

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    1. OpenGL support is a must!

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    Well, an option to run one operating system at once?

    I mean, if you could choose to shut down OS X once you're in Windows?

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    LarryH: That would be impossible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bahamut View Post
    LarryH: That would be impossible.
    you didn't ask for things that were possible, you asked for a wish list

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    No, I asked for a wishlist :P

    I should have added that the list I've compiled there at the start is directly aiming at VMware Fusion.

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    I use VMware Fusion and the most critical is multiple snapshot points like VMware workstation. Also to be able to connect to VMware server. Again with windows there is a client to connect to a server. No client yet for the Mac.
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