I just paid to upgrade from 2.0 to 3.0, and the two options they gave me were:It really does. I've been really happy with Fusion since 1.0, especially with the free upgrades to 2.0.
VMware Fusion 3 is available for immediate electronic download for $79.99, with upgrade pricing of $39.99 available to current VMware Fusion users.VMware, Inc., the global leader in virtualization solutions from the desktop through the datacenter and to the cloud, today announced that VMware Fusion 3 is now available. With more than 50 new features, VMware Fusion 3 makes it easier than ever to run Windows applications with Mac simplicity.
With the new built-in Migration Assistant for Windows, VMware Fusion 3 is more than two times faster than other "Switch to Mac" solutions. Users can move their entire PCs - including applications, files documents, and settings - to their Macs with a simple Ethernet cable, a FireWire cable, or even wirelessly.
I have it installed on my early 2008 MBP and yes it is faster, although so far I've only installed two Linux distros on it (the latest Kubuntu and BackTrack v4 RC). I'll virtualise Windows XP onto it from my iMac once I get home, which is doubly good as I'll be able to get my BootCamp partition space back on thereAnybody got it yet? I'm interested to find out if it's any faster than 2.0.6. I'm pretty please with this version. I'm not interested in graphics acceleration.
I always recommend doing both. Install Windows 7 via Boot Camp then VMware Fusion will use the Boot Camp partition as the virtual machine. That way you have the option of either Option-booting or going into the virtual machine.Looks like another interesting option to investigate. I am trying to decide whether to install my cheap Windows 7 copy on boot camp or virtualize at the moment.