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Take Control of VMware Fusion 2

Book Description

VMware Fusion is a powerful and convenient tool for running Windows or other operating systems on a Mac. This book teaches you all the fundamentals of Fusion, as well as tips and tricks to get the most out of running Windows on your Mac. After introducing you to a few basic concepts, the ebook offers advice for mixing Fusion and Boot Camp, and notes the hardware and software you'll need. You'll find steps for installing Windows for use in Fusion in these scenarios:

When installing a new copy of Windows XP or Windows Vista From an already-installed copy of Windows under Boot Camp, VMware Fusion 1.x, Parallels Desktop, Virtual PC, or an actual PC From a slipstream disc that contains Windows plus service packs, updates, drivers, and settings On the MacBook Air, which lacks an internal optical drive With Mac OS X Leopard Server as a guest operating system For running a virtual appliance that encapsulates both an operating system and a ready-to-run application

Table of Contents

  1. Take Control of VMware Fusion 2
    1. Read Me First
      1. Updates
      2. Basics
        1. Menus
        2. Finding an Application's Preferences
        3. Paths
        4. Right-Clicking
    2. Introduction
    3. 1. Fusion Quick Start
    4. 2. Understand Fusion Basics
      1. What is Virtualization Software?
        1. Virtual Machines
        2. Virtual Disks
        3. Real and Virtual Hardware
          1. Drivers and Emulated Hardware
          2. VMware Tools
          3. Sharing vs. Taking Turns
          4. FireWire Devices
      2. What is Boot Camp (and Why Should You Care)?
      3. Decide Whether (or How) to Use Boot Camp with Fusion
    5. 3. Install Fusion and Windows
      1. Collect the Ingredients
        1. An Intel-based Mac
        2. Disk Space
        3. RAM
        4. A Windows CD or DVD
          1. Which Version of Windows?
          2. Windows Vista
          3. Windows XP
          4. Making the Choice
          5. Retail or OEM Licensing?
        5. A Copy of Fusion
      2. Install Fusion
      3. Create a Virtual Machine in Fusion
        1. Easy Install
        2. Standard Install
        3. Finalize Your Windows Installation
      4. Install Boot Camp Drivers
      5. Use a Boot Camp Partition in Fusion
    6. 4. Use Windows in a Virtual Machine
      1. Learn Your Way Around
        1. The Virtual Machine Library
        2. The Main Virtual Machine Window
      2. Suspend, Resume, and Shut Down Windows
        1. Suspend a Virtual Machine
        2. Resume a Virtual Machine
        3. Shut Down a Virtual Machine
        4. Restart a Virtual Machine
      3. Make Your Keyboard and Mouse Behave
        1. Remap Mouse Buttons
        2. Simulate Missing Keys
        3. Configure Keyboard Shortcuts
      4. Switch Display Modes
        1. Use Single Window View
        2. Use Full Screen View
        3. Use Unity View
          1. Use Dock Icons in Unity View
          2. Use the Taskbar or Applications Menu in Unity View
          3. Display the Taskbar
          4. Use the Applications Menu
      5. Work with Multiple Displays
      6. Connect and Disconnect Devices
    7. 5. Configure Virtual Machine Settings
      1. Settings Overview
      2. Sharing Settings
        1. Folder Sharing
          1. Sharing Individual Folders
          2. Mirroring Folders
        2. Application Sharing
          1. Sharing Mac Applications
          2. Sharing Windows Applications
          3. Other Application Sharing Settings
      3. Processor & Ram Settings
        1. Processors
        2. Ram
      4. Display Settings
      5. Battery Settings
      6. Printer Settings
      7. Autoprotect Settings
      8. Network Settings
      9. Hard Disk Settings
      10. CD & DVD Settings
      11. Sound Settings
      12. USB Device Settings
      13. Settings for Other Devices
        1. Floppy Drive
        2. Serial and Parallel Ports
      14. Fusion Preferences
        1. General Preferences
        2. Keyboard & Mouse Preferences
          1. Key Mappings
          2. Mouse Shortcuts
          3. Mac OS Shortcuts
          4. Fusion Shortcuts
          5. Profiles
        3. Default Application Preferences
    8. 6. Protect Your Virtual Machine
      1. Keep Windows Safe from Malware
        1. Apply Windows Updates
        2. Install Anti-Virus Software
        3. Use a Firewall
        4. Remove and Block Spyware and Adware
      2. Save and Restore Your Windows State with Snapshots
        1. Take a Snapshot
        2. Restore a Snapshot
        3. Manage Snapshots
      3. Back Up Your Virtual Machine
        1. Understand the Backup Challenges
        2. Take Snapshots
        3. Use Block-Level Backup Software
        4. Store Personal Data on Your Mac Disk
        5. Use Windows Backup Software
    9. 7. Move to Fusion from Another Environment
      1. Import a Boot Camp Volume
      2. Import a Virtual Machine from Parallels Desktop or Virtual Pc
      3. Import a Windows Installation from a Pc
    10. A. Create a Slipstream Installer Disc
      1. Prepare Your Computer
      2. RUN Nlite
      3. Burn a Slipstream CD or DVD
    11. B. Fusion for Propellerheads
      1. Mount Virtual Disks in the Finder
      2. Install Mac OS X Server as a Guest Operating System
      3. Get Started with Vmrun
        1. Set Up vmrun
        2. vmrun Syntax
          1. Flags
          2. Commands and Parameters
        3. Examples
          1. Start a Virtual Machine
          2. Take a Snapshot
          3. Run an Application
      4. Use Virtual Appliances
    12. C. About This Book
      1. About the Author
      2. Author's Acknowledgments
      3. Shameless Plug
      4. About the Publisher
      5. Production Credits