It seems the battle of the Virtualization space is getting hotter and hotter by the minute. Parallels 3.0 has just been released with 3D GPU emulation built-in. This means that you can play your PC games right on your Mac OS with Parallels.
Not far behind from cool features is VMWare Fusion which is still in beta. VMWare Fusion allows your Windows applications to somewhat “snap out of Windows” and run like a native application in your Mac OS. This feature is called Unity. Here’s what VMWare Fusion has to say about Unity.
New “Unity” feature: Say goodbye to the Windows desktop – VMware Fusion now lets you run Windows XP applications directly on your Mac desktop, providing full integration with Mac keyboard shortcuts and the Exposé feature in Mac OS X. Use the VMware Fusion Launch Palette to easily access all your Windows applications, and save your favorite Windows applications to the Mac OS X Dock.
What can I say? This is just simply too cool to be true. Here is a video of fusion located here.[youtube:http://youtube.com/watch?v=JIApJMzGzDQ]
Now how cool is that? Makes me want to buy a MacBook right now and use Visual Studio “natively” on Mac OS.