VMware Fusion Released

The day has come (and gone) for the official release of VMware Fusion GA.

In case you haven’t heard, VMware Fusion is the most seamless way to run Windows on your Mac without rebooting. Walt Mossberg of the Wall Street Journal reviewed Fusion last Thursday (https://ptech.allthingsd.com/20070802/fusion-is-latest-way-for-macs-to-operate-windows-pc-software/)and since then we have seen a plethora of press coverage. List price is said to be $79.99 per user.

While I have not had a chance to test Fusion myself, I hear it is very fast, stable, and the install just works.
Minimum Requirements for VMware Fusion
* An Intel-based Mac (to run 64-bit operating systems, an Intel Mac with a Core 2 Duo or Xeon processor is required)

  • 512MB of RAM (1 GB or more recommended)
  • 275MB free disk space for VMware Fusion
  • 1GB free disk space for each virtual machine (10 GB or more recommended)
  • Mac OS X version 10.4.9 or later

Features of VMware Fusion:

  • VMware Fusion virtual machines can use 32-bit and 64-bit guest operating systems.
  • VMware Fusion supports Windows, Linux, and Solaris operating systems in virtual machines.
  • Virtual machines can have multiple virtual processors, taking advantage of the Intel Core Duo chips in Intel Macs.
  • VMware Fusion supports high-speed USB 2.0 for a huge range of devices. Even devices that do not have drivers for Mac OS X will work in a virtual machine.
  • Cut and paste text between your Mac and your virtual machines, drag and drop files, and create shared folders on your computer so you can easily share files and folders.
  • Unity view displays your Windows virtual machine applications directly on your Mac desktop.

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