VMWare Fusion 6.0.3 doesn't work on 10.10

jstahmann

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Just installed 10.10 upgrade on a test machine (rMBP) running Fusion 6.0.3. The Fusion icon is blocked out and when I try running it, a dialog pops up saying that "This version of Fusion 6.0.3 is not supported on this Operating System Version". Just a heads up...
 

Quotenfrau

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thank you very much for the warning. I am on Vmware Fusion 5 and for me a killer application, because of running ubuntu
 

leman

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FYI, the 10.10 now includes a new hypervisor framework. No idea what its scope is, but I assume it will offer some OS-based support for VM software.
 

azentropy

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Yeah, this is a bummer. Usually VMWare is pretty quick in offering beta/preview releases. Hopefully they will have one that works with 10.10 in a couple of weeks.
 

pgeric

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The Hypervisor framework would most likely improve the performance of virtual machines due to more cohesion between the hypervisor and the guest.

It won't be like Client Hyper-V performance on Win 8.1 though.
 

Weavus

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I imagine this and a lot of other "broken" apps just can't tell that 10.10 > 10.9, which is why you see that message. I bet they just have really stupid version checking code which is now broken and will be a simple fix in most cases.
 

prxr13

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10.10 < 10.9, I mean it is simply a decimal, so it would actually be 10.1, which is less than 10.9 by 0.8. Y2K returns!!

And now I am in the process of trying to figure out how to return to 10.9, so I can work my modelsim labs for school. >.<
 

maflynn

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10.10 < 10.9, I mean it is simply a decimal, so it would actually be 10.1, which is less than 10.9 by 0.8. Y2K returns!!
No, 10.10 is not a number, its an identifier. It does no follow numeric/decimal conventions, i.e., we have 10.9.3 currently for Mavericks which is not a valid numeric value
 

Smith288

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10.10 < 10.9, I mean it is simply a decimal, so it would actually be 10.1, which is less than 10.9 by 0.8. Y2K returns!!

And now I am in the process of trying to figure out how to return to 10.9, so I can work my modelsim labs for school. >.<
Geebus H Cripes.... Learn versioning before spouting expertise on something.
 

497902

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The Java SDK installer also compares version numbers in this way. The installer effectively performs a string comparison of OS Version >= 10.7.3, and won't install when that check fails for OS Version=10.10. Fun.
It's called bad programming, but hey it's Java. What do you expect?
 

yaymath

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Is it possible to install 10.10 Yosemite is a virtual machine (e.g. Fusion) while running Mavericks?
 

SlCKB0Y

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Yes, but I guess it's still written by the people that write Java.
It's called a bug.... . And probably a very minor fix, get over it. :rolleyes:

"Java sucks because it contains a bug which won't let me install it on my bug infested beta OS.... But only java sucks, the OS X bugs are good ones because they are a product of Apple."
 

prxr13

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Jan 15, 2008
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Sorry...but sarcasm FTW!!! Just pointing out to others bad programming. That is where the problem lies.
 

NOTNlCE

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Bummer, thanks for the heads up. Would hate to lose Fusion functionality. Still waiting to download, my internet at home is far too terrible to download a 5+ GB install file.
 
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