Getting Started with VMware Fusion
By Michael Roy
Publisher: Packt Publishing
This 74-page quick-start guide to help you get up and running with VMware Fusion.
Installing Windows 7 and upgrading to Windows 8
Keeping your old PC alive
Much ado about snapshots
Keeping Your VM and Your Data safe
Printing from Windows
Network Adapters – what’s the difference?
Connecting peripherals to Windows
Dedicating an external keyboard exclusively to Windows
“I’m stuck, now what?”
I use a Mac. I love my Mac. However, I’m a Domino developer and Designer runs on Windows, so I have to have Windows. My solution? VMware Fusion. Even though I’m not “getting started”, this was still a worthwhile book.
The first thing I liked was that each section was labelled with “Simple”, “Intermediate”, or “Advanced”. What I didn’t like, as an experienced Fusion user, was that some of these topics seemed rather random, or at least not things I needed to learn right away to get started with VMware Fusion. For example, “dedicating an external keyboard exclusively to Windows”. I mean really? Do I really need or want that? And do I really need that as I’m getting started?
What I appreciated was a simple, concise, and easy-to-understand explanation of snapshots and network adapters, both important concepts to understand to really get the most out of Fusion, but also easily misunderstood.
All in all, this is a short, but helpful book if you are getting started with VMware Fusion. Think of it as an extended quick start guide, or a scaled-down manual.
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