Release: VMware Fusion 7

Following the technology preview announced in May VMware has released version 7 of its desktop virtualization platform for OS X: Fusion. This new release, that comes in the normal and Pro flavours, introduces the extended support for OS X 10.10 Yosemite that will be released this fall, in order to natively leverage all its new features alongside with an all new set of optimizations for the last generation of Macs computer. Among the new features introduced from this release we can list: Advanced Read more [...]

Release: VMware Fusion 6

As expected, at a short distance from the release of Parallels Desktop 9, VMware released version 6.0 of its desktop virtualization platform for Apple Mac: Fusion. The new release is already optimized for OS X Mavericks and leverages, in virtualized Microsoft OSes, its new features like multi-screen support,AirPlay and dictation. Like Parallels Desktop this new release supports the brand new Windows 8.1 allowing Metro applications to be visible in Launchpad, Applications folder or in Read more [...]

Release: VMware Fusion 5.0.2

VMware last week updated its desktop virtualization platform for Apple Mac to version 5.0.2 (build 900491). This version is the follow up of version 5.0.1 which was released in September this year and is intended to be used on top of the major release version 5 released in August. Version 5.0.2. is a so called maintenance release, meaning that only issues are solved and no new functionality is introduced. The main issues solved are USB 3.0 stability and graphic improvements when running Microsoft Read more [...]

Release: VMware Fusion 5.0.1

After two weeks from 5.0 release, VMware has released a minor update for its desktop virtualization platform for Apple Mac: Fusion. Update 5.0.1 introduces the following fixes: Addresses an issue that affected Ivy-Bridge based Macs that were unable to startup older operating systems Fixes the detection of Windows 8 media downloaded from MSDN Improves handling of USB devices Fixes an occasional problem when entering snapshot view using Command-S shortcut Read more [...]

Comparison VMware Fusion 5 vs Parallels Desktop 8

VMware Fusion 5 and Parallels Desktop 8 are both desktop virtualization platforms that allow to run Windows applications on Mac and both have been released recently, yesterday CNET published an article comparing the two products. According to CNET both programs are able to launch rapidly the guest operating systems and the access to Windows program without difficulty. Apparently the test revealed the slight better performance difference in Parallels Desktop 8, overall WMware Fusion shows Read more [...]