VMware Backtracks on OS X Client Virtualization

Despite apparently lifting restrictions on running client editions of OS X under the new VMware Fusion 4.1 and placing the onus of compliance upon the end-user (see screen shot below), VMware has now backtracked and announced that the ability to virtualize OS X clients as discovered by Macworld’s Jason Snell was “a mistake”.

VMware's Original Statement Regarding OS X Client Virtualization Discovered by Macworld


Today VMware announced this “mistake” would be rectified in a forthcoming patch. (If you ask me, it sounds more like Apple dropped the hammer on VMware.)

Of course that doesn’t mean you can’t go and download the 4.1 update now to enjoy OS X client virtualization until the patch is released…and then who says you need to apply the patch when it’s ready?

VMware’s announcement follows:

VMware Fusion 4.1 was released late last week and includes many great improvements.  One change was the introduction of a new license verification step for users to verify they are in compliance with the OS licensing terms.

When the license verification step was added in VMware Fusion 4.1 the server edition check was omitted. We are preparing an update.

Running Mac OS X client in a virtual machine continues to require Lion (purchased from the Mac App Store or a USB thumb drive.)  Users should always ensure they remain in compliance with any applicable software license agreements.

Site Update: QuickTips Feed Fixed!

Apparently in the switch-over to the new site back in January, I made a slight error updating the feeds folks use to subscribe to the show. Both the Main show feed and the Weekly Show Only feeds were working as they should, but it seems the Quick Tip feed hasn’t updated itself since we moved to the new site.

err, Whoops!

Unfortunately, I didn’t realize the QuickTips and Extras Only feed wasn’t updating until this morning, but I just fixed the source feed at Feedburner and all should be well again.

Sorry for the confusion everyone!


FMEO Quick Tips are Moving to a New Home!

FMEO Quick Tips are on the move … to Mondays!

Watch your feeds for our next Quick Tip that’s headed your way this Monday, October 18th.

Talk to you then!


FMEO Show Errors?

8/21 UPDATE: The issues with the show seem to be mostly resolved now. “Lyrics” are still stripped from the download, but that’s being worked on as I type this.

Hey Everyone,

I’m getting word that some listeners are experiencing trouble with the show recently such as incorrect timing in iTunes and missing show notes in the “lyrics” field – something iPhone and iPod Touch users look for.

While I try to figure out what the heck is going on, I wanted to make fresh copies of each available for you to download should you care to.

I apologize for any inconvenience and am working to find the source of the problem.

Until then, please enjoy this archive of episodes 133 and 134 that should play properly as well as include the missing show notes.

Download: Episode 133 and 134 Archive (56.8MB)