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VMware Fusion for Mac

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  • Date Added:
    Aug. 24, 2012
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    Free to try; $49.99 to buy (Buy it now)
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Editors' Review


VMware Fusion is a virtualization program that lets you run Windows applications on any Intel-based Mac--and quickly switch back and forth between Windows and Mac apps. This app's Unity feature alone makes it worth trying VMware Fusion's 30-day trial. With Unity, Windows apps appear right alongside Mac apps as windows in your Mac OS, as well as in the Dock and Exposé. You can also get to your Windows apps directly from the Apple Menu bar, even when VMware Fusion isn't running. You can also set your preferences so that your Mac and Windows apps use the same user data (your Documents, Music, Pictures, etc.), and it interacts well with most printers and multiple monitors.

This version has made great strides at boosting speed and performance, with faster start-up and launch times, and it brings full support for Snow Leopard and Windows 7. This update also lets you take better advantage of both multiple processors and greater Windows graphical power, with support for Windows Aero and Flip 3D animations, and it's easier than ever to migrate a physical PC (or a Boot Camp partition or other virtualization app) to a virtual machine on your Mac. You can also use VMware Fusion to run Ubuntu or over 140 other supported operating systems. Still just under $80--with a free year of McAfee anti-virus and a year and a half of e-mail support--this is one of the cheapest ways to "buy" an easy-to-use Windows box. (And all without cluttering up your desk with ugly, non-Apple hardware.)

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4 stars

"I recommend VMFUSION for virtual machine operation."

August 24, 2012  |  By derrico

 |  Version: VMware Fusion 5.0


easier install of the virtual machine than Parallels and more intuitive interface


haven't seen any


My sister had trouble running some Windows legal software (BestCase) under a Parallels virtual machine (disappearing application window). We tried various fixes with no success. The law software tech said he had seen the same problem, each time with Parallels. I decided to switch to VMFusion. Much easier install of the virtual machine and more intuitive interface. So far, the disappearing app problem has not occurred. She is pleased.

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Full Specifications

What's new in version 5.0
VMware Fusion 5 has been revamped to take advantage of new technologies only available in Mountain Lion, Windows 8 and the latest Macs to deliver a Windows on Mac experience never seen before.
Publisher VMware
Publisher web site http://www.vmware.com/mac
Release Date August 24, 2012
Date Added August 24, 2012
Version 5.0
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory System Utilities
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.6/10.7
Additional Requirements None
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File Size 361.69MB
File Name VMware-Fusion-8.0.0-2985594.dmg
Total Downloads 93,284
Downloads Last Week 184
License Model Free to try
Limitations Not available
Price $49.99

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