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Take Control of Running Windows on a Mac by Joe Kissell

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Chapter 8. Install and Use VMware Fusion

The second virtualization package for Intel-based Macs, VMware Fusion, is neck-and-neck with Parallels Desktop in overall capabilities. (Read more about it in VMware Fusion, p. 23.) Some of the standout features are:

  • Application sharing, which lets you open Mac files in Windows applications and vice versa

  • Multiple display support (up to ten displays)

  • Unlimited snapshots, enabling you to return to an earlier state of your Windows virtual machine

  • Easy file sharing between Mac and Windows, with mirroring of Mac OS X's Pictures, Music, Documents, and Desktop folders with their Windows counterparts

  • Support for running both 32- and 64-bit versions of Windows 7 and Mac OS X Server in a virtual machine

  • Driverless printing, ...

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