Release: VMware Fusion 6.0.2

VMware has released a maintence release for its desktop virtualization product for Mac: Fusion. This update can be installed on top of all Fusion 6.x installations, which VMware released in September this year.

The update provides the following updates and resolved issues:

  • Resolved an issue that causes virtual machines to fail to power on due to insufficient memory.
  • Easy Install support for final versions of Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2.
  • Improved performance when opening VMware Fusion.
  • Resolved an issue that caused the HGFS kernel module to fail to build on certain versions of Linux.
  • Improved support for OS X Mavericks:
    • Finder tags.
    • Improved drag-and-drop to OS X guests.
    • Improved menu-bar handling.
    • Improving handling of multiple displays in Unity mode.
    • Improved support for Recovery Partition with a OS X Mavericks guest.
    • Fixed an issue with boot device selection with a OS X guest.
    • Improved handling of virtual machine window restoration after a restart.
    • Improved the "Migrate a PC" feature to be more compatible with Mavericks file sharing.
  • Improved detection of Parallels Desktop 8 when importing virtual machines.
  • Improved message when no boot device is found.
  • Prevent disk layout changes on an encrypted virtual machine.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented auto-start virtual machine from powering on.
  • FileVault can be activated in a Mac OS guest installed on a SATA virtual disk.
  • Resolved the issue where a virtual machine ceases to function (hang) while powering off, particularly if the guest OS was in the middle of a BSOD or kernel panic.
  • Resolved an issue building the shared folders kernel module on Ubuntu 13.10.