VMware has released Fusion 1.1.1, a maintenance update to its software for Mac OS X that enables Intel-based Macs to run Windows and other non-native operating systems. The update is free for registered users.
Fusion, like Parallels Desktop, utilizes the Intel-based architecture of newer Macintoshes to enable them to run "virtual machines" operating Windows, Linux and other operating systems at the same time as Mac OS X. It's one of several options that has appeared since the advent of Intel-based Macs to enable Mac users to run software that won't run natively on Mac OS X.
Improvements to Fusion 1.1.1 include automatic remapping of keyboard shortcuts when the user goes back and forth between applications in the guest operating system (Windows, for example) and the host operating system (Mac OS X). The update also fixes connectivity problems on wireless networks, FileVault-related issues, a problem that caused the app to hang at launch, issues with Mac OS X v10.5 and 10.5.1 "Leopard," sound and microphone issues, a problem with Ubuntu Linux and more. For complete release notes, please visit the Web site.