Solaris on a macbook under Fusion

I use a Macbook for travelling as it is light and the battery lasts a few hours (compared to the 45 minutes for the Ferrari!). I have been using Solaris under Parallels for over a year, but the integration with OSX never quite cut it.

I got round to installing VMWare Fusion yesterday and was pleased that it just worked. Once VMWARE tools was installed the network just worked (apart from ssh which was disabled on the OSX side). I used Indiana(OpenSolaris Developers Preview 2) as I wanted to play with the new packaging framework.

I don't have any great hints or tricks beyond follow the instructions and when the guest is installed go to the "Virtual Machine" menu item and click "start VMWARE tools Installation" drop down.

Fusion might actually be good enough to fork out my own money when the evaluation period comes to an end!

Comments:

Does Fusion go as far as the mouse integration - removing the need to click inside the vmware machine to get mouse focus? My evaluations run out and I can't decide If I want to spend the cash on an licence or not.

Posted by James Legg on March 15, 2008 at 02:28 AM GMT #

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