Fusion enables Intel architecture-based Mac users to run x86-based operating systems such as Windows and Linux at the same time that Mac OS X is being used. The software runs all other operating systems as “virtual machines.” that work simultaneously in conjunction with the host operating system.
The 1.1 update officially adds support for Mac OS X 10.5 “Leopard”, in addition to improving 3-D graphics support, with experimental support for DirectX 9.0. Unity has also been improved, the feature that allows you to minimize Windows applications on the Mac OS X Dock, switch between Mac and Windows applications using Exposé, etc. Virtual machine support has also been added for Vista’s Boot Camp partitions, and the software has already been localized to French, German and Japanese. Performance has also been improved.
VMware has also introduced the VMware feature, a new beta application that allows Fusion users to import virtual machines used by Fusion’s main rival for Mac, Parallels Desktop.
It can be downloaded from the “Drivers & Tools” tab of the VMware Fusion 1.1 download page.