So I was finally able to buy and install VMWare Fusion 3 today.
My first looks at it aren’t too impressive. It’s been quite sluggish for me, but that might just be the Windows XP VM I have. Switching to “Unity” was about the same speed, exiting “Unity” was definitely faster.
The new start menu is cool. Integration with the Mac OS X Dock is a lot better. There’s still the redraw issue when using expose and the windows are minimized or overlapping.
Applications don’t seem to be starting up as fast since I switched. Like I said, it’s probably just me Windows XP VM. I’ll post updates if Vista has the same issue, or if a clean install fixes it.
I don’t really see the “improved drawing in unity.” It’s actually worse for me. When I drag a window, I get even more lag than usual (like the trailing window outline). The mouse does seem more responsive though.
There’s a whole list of new features here, but I think a clean install will work much better than upgrading.
Vista is definitely running faster.