As to be expected, each new version of VMware Fusion has gotten continually better, and brought many needed fixes to the virtual desktop world. VMware Fusion 3.0 does not disappoint. Fusion is still one of the best ways to run a virtual operating system on a Mac computer.
What is the one significant difference between VMware Fusion 3.0 vs VMware Fusion 2.0? Windows 7 compatibility. Although Windows 7 installation through Fusion 2.0 was possible, it was not an official option. If you wanted to run Windows 7 with Fusion 2.0, you would have to install it as Vista or Windows Server 2008. Doing so did install Windows 7, but there were also some bugs that came with the installation, as obviously, the whole installation process was meant to be for either Windows Vista or Windows Server.
VMware Fusion 3.0 will allow you to install all versions of Windows 7: Home Premium, Professional, and Ultmiate. You can also install Ubuntu or Koala, if you are a Linux fan. Alternatively, Fusion 3.0 supports both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows and Linux.
Officially, VMware says that they have added over 50 new features to VMware Fusion 3.0. However, many of these changes may not be usable by the common computer user, nor will they be needed. Upon using VMware Fusion 3.0, some of the changes are apparent. For example, in Fusion 2.0 the switch bar (to switch between VMware View and OS X) would annoyingly appear anytime that you would move the cursor over the top portion of the screen, in full-screen mode. This brought conflict anytime you were trying to minimize a window, or exit a window. Fusion 3.0 solves this problem by scaling down the switch bar so that it does not take up the entire top portion of the screen. The switch bar can also be moved to the left, right, or bottom of the full-screen view for further customization.
Fusion 3.0 also supports Windows 7 Aero effects. However, you will need to have a Mac with a capable graphics card if you wish to use Aero.