That seems to work

I’m sure it shouldn’t be that easy. VMWare Fusion really does seem to do what it says on the tin. Windows XP installed, activated and updated without any rude messages. I then clicked the “Unity” button on the window containing the virtual machine, which then minimised. Right-clicking on the Dock icon pops up a menu which includes a “Programs” option. Click that, and you’ve got the Programs menu from the Windows PC. As a test, I’m running Windows Computer Management and Solitaire. That’s the Apple Mail application lurking behind them.

Clever...

Clever...

4 thoughts on “That seems to work

  1. William Lefkovics

    Aside from the VMWare spam in your inbox, that is quite impressive. “It shouldn’t be that easy” is probably the goal of any of these operating systems.

    Can this handle Vista rather than XP, not that anyone would want to, you understand.

  2. Les Post author

    Spam doesn’t really bother me, I can always filter it. Though I did specifically request that they send me stuff.

    Getting two operating systems to play together so nicely is a good trick. It is a trick, of course. It works by hiding the Windows taskbar and desktop, but it does it very well.

    Yes, Vista is supported, as is Windows Server 2003. And Windows 2000. All in both 32 bit and 64 bit varieties (if there was a 64bit Win2K, I don’t recall). And assorted Linux distributions, though I don’t know if you can get the clever integration stuff with anything other than a Microsoft OS.

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