I just received an email tonight anoouncing VMware Fusion 2.0 Beta 1 public availability! I have been using VMware Fusion since it was in beta before the 1.0 release and I have loved it. I like it more than VMware Workstation because I get to run Mac OS X plus whatever flavors of Windows, Linux, etc. that I want. Hopefully 2.0 will add support for multiple snapshots.
Another cool thing is Vmware says 1.x customers will receive a free upgrade to 2.0 when it is released! Fusion 2.0 also allows you to import Parallels and Virtual PC for Mac VMs or Boot Camp partitions straight into Fusion. Forget Parallels! I know a lot of people use it because they never heard of VMware and Parallels had a Mac version first, but VMware Fusion is the superior product – here’s why you should switch.
I have used VMware products since Workstation 3.0 (a nod again to my buddy Chris for showing me the light) and I have found VMware’s products to be a great way to try new OS’s or run apps under one OS while having a different host OS. If you have a Mac and need to run Windows (or another OS, even server OS’s like Windows Server or NetWare) check out the Fusion 2.0 beta.