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Take Control of VMware Fusion 3

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Take advantage of the full virtualization power of VMware Fusion 3!

Now that modern Macs use Intel processors, you can run Windows on your Mac without slowdowns or trade-offs, and with the benefit of configuration snapshots, multiple installations, and the capability to mix Windows and Mac applications. In this book by cross-platform expert Joe Kissell, you'll learn how best to install and use Windows in the virtualization environment created by VMware Fusion 3.
The ebook explains new Fusion 3 features, including the redesigned Applications menu, enhanced Virtual Library window, new Preview window (which shows a live thumbnail of your entire Windows Desktop), and improved Unity view. It also discusses Windows 7 and 32-bit vs. 64-bit possibilities.

After introducing you to a few basic concepts, the ebook offers advice for mixing Fusion and Boot Camp, and notes the hardware and software you'll need.
Next, you'll learn how to work with Windows in a Fusion virtual machine, with key details like how to remap mouse buttons, simulate missing keys, set keyboard shortcuts, switch display modes, and work with external devices. 

Other topics covered include:
Pros and cons of different ways of using Boot Camp and Fusion Configuring Fusion's Settings window to get the most out of the software Real-world advice for smart ways to make Windows and Mac environments simultaneously available on the same computer Options for sharing files between your Windows and Mac environments Keeping your copy of Windows secure, backed up, and updated The basics of working with Fusion from the command line for advanced users Special questions you'll find answers to include these: How do I keep my Windows installation in its own screen in Spaces? Where do I find drivers for proprietary Apple hardware like the iSight, Apple Remote, and Bluetooth transceiver? What are my options for right-clicking in Windows? What should I do if Windows refuses to shut down or restart? Help! My mouse pointer keeps disappearing when I'm running Windows in Fusion. What should I do? How do I press the all-important Control-Alt-Delete key combo in Fusion? How do I make the Windows Desktop disappear so my Windows apps appear to run like Mac apps? How do I tell Windows which Web browser to open Web URLs in? What's a virtual appliance and how would I use one in Fusion? What are common parameters for vmrun, the command-line utility that controls Fusion?

Customer Reviews

New to Mac os?

I got this ebook while I waited on my new Mac to come in the mail to be prepared. This book walked us through installing and managing vmware fusion perfectly. Also outlines the steps for bootcamp.

Take Control of VMware Fusion 3
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  • Free
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Operating Systems
  • Published: Oct 27, 2009
  • Publisher: TidBITS Publishing Inc.
  • Seller: TidBITS Publishing Inc.
  • Print Length: 142 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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