VMware has released a video illustrating new features in its currently in development VMware Fusion virtualisation engine for Intel Macs.

A note on the company's development blog explains: "VMware may have taken its time doing it but a sneak preview of Fusion oozes good design sensibility, with Windows integration that blows the pants off anything you've seen before. Move, resize and stack your Windows apps as if they were running directly on your Mac; it feels like you've liberated them from their ugly prison."

VMware Fusion for Mac is a desktop application that lets users create and run virtual machines. It lets Mac users run Windows applications and also allows them to download virtual machines from the VMware Technology Network (VMTN) Website, a ibrary of virtual appliances with a wide range of pre-installed and preconfigured applications and operating systems.

VMware Fusion supports both 32-bit and 64-bit guest operating systems, including Windows, Linux, and Solaris. Virtual machines can employ multiple virtual processors - fully exploiting Intel Core Duo processors.

Users can cut and paste text between the Mac and their virtual machines, drag and drop files between Mac and virtual machine, and create shared folders.

VMware Fusion automatically detects a Boot Camp partition, so users can now run a Windows XP virtual machine from your existing Boot Camp partition. This lets users run Windows side-by-side with Mac applications.

The current Beta 3 release only supports Windows XP.