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My primary workstation (at home) is a Mac and I am running Ubuntu on Fusion 2. Can I copy that VM onto a disk/USB flash drive and load it on a Windows machine running VMWare Player?

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What happened when you tried? :-) – Chris_K Aug 15 '09 at 5:29
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Yes the versions are compatible. Make sure you have the latest VMware Player and know that not all the features of your Fusion machine will not work. Other than that, I do it all the time.

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could you be more specific about which features will not work? – Ken Liu Aug 18 '09 at 0:40
The automatic drive mapping and printer sharing doesn't work out of the box. You will also run into Unity issues from what I have found. – oneguynick Aug 20 '09 at 0:43

I have created an XP in Fusion, which now runs under vmware player under Ubuntu 9.04. It works well.

I found it hard to create new shared folders, and the player does not support snapshots. Other than that I have been very pleased - even Ctrl-Alt-Del works as expected. Note, Fusion creates a lot of helper files to allow OS X to know that the VM can handle a given file type. Those files are not needed and may delay copying a lot.

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