Running Windows On A Mac Using VMware Fusion

Is there anyone here using VMware Fusion versions 2 or 3 on a Mac, to
run Windows ?
I have just installed Fusion on my Intel iMac and basically it s
working fine.
But I have one or two issues which I would like to discuss with
someone familiar with the application.
Thanks !

Ron Huttner LL.B (Hons)
(Retired) Barrister, Solicitor, Lecturer and Legal Researcher
Melbourne
Victoria
Australia

Running Windows On A Mac Using VMware Fusion

Feel free to post to the list any questions. I've used Fusion 2 for a while, and have already upgraded to version 3.

Daniel Cantrell
Systems Group Manager, Academic Technologies
Duke University School of Law

Running Windows On A Mac Using VMware Fusion

I am running Windows XP Pro on my Mac, via the latest version of
Vmware Fusion - i.e. the recently release version 3.
My two issues at present are as follows:-
1. No matter what document icons I have showing on my Mac desktop, (in
"Mac" mode) they ALSO appear on my virtual machine's desktop, as
Windows XP Pro icons, whether I want them to or not.
2. I want to change the NAME of the virtual machine I have created.
Any help with these two issues would be greatly appreciated.
My Mac is a 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo iMac G5, running Mac OSX version
10.5.8
I am running Fusion in "Single Window" mode.
NOT in "Unity".

Ron Huttner LL.B (Hons)
(Retired) Barrister, Solicitor, Law Lecturer and Legal Researcher
Melbourne
Victoria
Australia

On 07/11/2009, at 4:18 AM, cantrell@law.duke.edu wrote:

> Feel free to post to the list any questions. I've used Fusion 2 for
> a while, and have already upgraded to version 3.
>
>
> Daniel Cantrell
> Systems Group Manager, Academic Technologies
> Duke University School of Law
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Running Windows On A Mac Using VMware Fusion

Well, here are my thoughts:

There is a new ability in Version 3, mirrored folders, which are on by default for newly installed Virtual Machines. I ran across these the first time I set up a new VM under version 3 and promptly turned them off. In that virtual machine's settings, look in the SHARING panel, they have 4 select boxes for mirrored folders.

As for the name of the VM, that is really easy. You can just browse to the location of the Virtual Machine and change the name of the "VM". You can also simply change the name of a VM from the virtual machine library window within Fusion. Is this what you are referring to?

Dan

Running Windows On A Mac Using VMware Fusion

Many thanks indeed.
All is now clear !
Much appreciated.
Cheers,
Ron

On 09/11/2009, at 11:48 AM, cantrell@law.duke.edu wrote:

> Well, here are my thoughts:
>
> There is a new ability in Version 3, mirrored folders, which are on
> by default for newly installed Virtual Machines. I ran across these
> the first time I set up a new VM under version 3 and promptly turned
> them off. In that virtual machine's settings, look in the SHARING
> panel, they have 4 select boxes for mirrored folders.
>
> As for the name of the VM, that is really easy. You can just browse
> to the location of the Virtual Machine and change the name of the
> "VM". You can also simply change the name of a VM from the virtual
> machine library window within Fusion. Is this what you are
> referring to?
>
> Dan
>
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RE: Running Windows On A Mac Using VMware Fusion

Hi Ron,

What kind of problems are you having? Are you using Mac OS X Tiger, Leopard, or Snow Leopard? Which Windows are you virtualizing? XP? Vista? Windows 7?

Let me know and I'll try my best to help.

Tom Black
Web Services
University of Arkansas
School of Law
Phone: 479-575-2100
FAX: 479-575-7442
Cell: 479-935-5296
Web: http://law.uark.edu

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Sent: Thursday, November 05, 2009 8:35 PM
To: Teknoids
Subject: [teknoids] Running Windows On A Mac Using VMware Fusion

Is there anyone here using VMware Fusion versions 2 or 3 on a Mac, to run Windows ?
I have just installed Fusion on my Intel iMac and basically it s working fine.
But I have one or two issues which I would like to discuss with someone familiar with the application.
Thanks !

Ron Huttner LL.B (Hons)
(Retired) Barrister, Solicitor, Lecturer and Legal Researcher
Melbourne
Victoria
Australia