Please see our new review of Fusion 6. We are leaving this here for historical purposes.
This is an incredibly short entry accompanied by an incredibly short video. This is because the new Version 5 of VMware Fusion has a new feature called Easy Install.
And That Ladies and Gentlemen, Is an Understatement.
Simply select install from ISO and make sure “Use Easy Install” is checked which is by default.
Enter your credentials, and choose between More Seamless or More Isolated. In the former mode files are shared from your Windows side to your Mac side. VMware does make a point to remind you to keep your antivirus software updated on your Windows side in this mode.
In the more isolated mode you must manually cut-and-paste your data between the two Operating Systems.
In our testing Fusion 5 defaulted to two gigs of RAM and you may customize your settings before you build.
From there it looks just like the video from migrating from Parallels Version 7 with the exception of it takes a little longer since it is a new build.
The video is under a minute, representing Easy Install is just what it says.