Yes, I am that kid in the back seat!
I just noticed that tech preview is now listed as `22H2` in the breadcrumb nav; which made me go looking and I found this:
There's no binaries available yet, but it's something new to F5!
Click...click...click...not there yet darn it....click....click....click 🙂
Really looking forward to the refresh - hoping to retire my other solutions and just use Crossover and Fusion.
We should start an FAQ on the questions that are likely to come up often:
Think of any others?
Yup, got it installed. First blush is that Windows is now practical for some use, but rudimentary from a host integration perspective. Networking, 2D Graphics, and most of all TPM and installation are vastly improved. Overall a huge improvement, and most important now there's real hope for the future based on commentary in the preview guide.
Linux is a disappointment - still no Ubuntu, though sounds like more a Canonical issue than Fusion. Curious though, as to what the kernel bugs are that impact Fusion but not other hypervisors.
Strongly recommend that folks read the preview guide before working with it (otherwise there will be 400 duplicate posts about issues). Good news is that this one is vastly less fiddly than the original.
Note that there's a typo/error in the readme on the VMWare tools disk for Windows. you have to enter that command in PowerShell, not terminal, before running the script. The preview guide has it correct, so follow those instructions. If you're upgrading an existing one with the debug driver, make sure you turn the debug network driver off before installing the new tools. Make sure that UEFI secure boot is disabled in the VM settings, and reboot the VM. Open terminal as an administrator, then run bcdedit /debug off. Reboot and then install the new tools.
"macOS virtual machines are out of scope for this release, but it's something we?re looking into."
Dang it, literally the only reason I want it, so I can do kext development for M1s. I have no interest in
VM'ing Windows, I can do that on Windows 🙂