VMware Fusion 1.1 release candidate works with Leopard

VMware has offered a “ release candidate ” version of Fusion 1.1, an updated release of its virtual machine software that enables Intel-based Macs to run Windows and other operating systems without needing to be rebooted first. The update is free for users of Fusion.

According to VMware, Fusion 1.1 RC works well using pre-release versions of Mac OS X v10.5 “Leopard.” The company plans a final 1.1 release as soon as Leopard is publicly available on Oct. 26.

Other improvements to Fusion 1.1 include English, French, German and Japanese language localization, improvements to support for Windows Vista 32-bit and 64-bit editions, improved Unity window dragging and resizing performances, better integration with Boot Camp, better 2D drawing performance, especially on MacBook Pros equipped with “Santa Rosa”-class Intel chips, and more.

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