VMware has released an updated version of Fusion, the application that allows users to run Microsoft Windows on Intel-based Macs.
Fusion 1.0b4.1 re-enables support for USB devices for users that own Santa Rosa-based MacBook Pros or those that updated to the newly-released Mac OS X 10.4.10.
VMware has also extended its support for developers that received the latest beta of Mac OS X Leopard at Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference last week. According to the company, Fusion will now install and run correctly with that operating system.
Fusion beta 4 was released earlier this month and incorporated major changes including "Unity," a new feature that lets you run Windows XP applications from your Mac desktop (similar to Parallels' "Coherence" mode). A Fusion Launch Palette lets you access Windows applications, and you can save Windows favourites in the Mac OS X Dock.
Beta 4 also gave users the ability to use their existing Boot Camp partition as a virtual machine, so you don't need to allocate additional hard disk space (or another Windows user licence) to VMware Fusion.
VMware Fusion 1.0b4.1 is available as a free download from VMware's website.