Hot on the heels of the launch of Parallels Desktop 10 last month, VMware has launched a new version of its VMware Fusion virtualization software. VMware Fusion 7 adds OS X Yosemite support, along with improved compatibility for Windows 8.1.
Version 7 also adds such new features as a new look and feel, improved performance, better connectivity, and is optimized for Macs with Retina displays.
VMWare Fusion Features Include:
- Designed for OS X Yosemite
Get a more Mac-like experience when running Windows applications on a Mac. The Fusion 7 updated Yosemite look and feel makes working with your Windows applications feel cleaner and more refined.
- Conquer Yosemite
Discover OS X Yosemite by running it in a virtual machine with Fusion 7. Get more from your Mac by running OS X Yosemite and OS X Yosemite Server in virtual machines. Leveraging decades of innovation in leading the virtualization revolution, Fusion 7 is the most reliable way to develop and test new applications for the Mac and iOS.
- Ready for Windows 8.1
Get the most out of Windows 8.1 new features directly on your Mac and run Windows Store apps side-by-side with your Mac applications. With Fusion 7, view Windows Store applications in Launchpad and the Applications folder or put Windows Store Apps in the dock in Unity mode.
- Near-Native Performance
With a highly optimized 64-bit engine and multicore processing power that makes the most effective use of the latest Intel Haswell processors, Fusion 7 runs Windows and Mac applications side-by-side faster than ever.
- Retina Display Optimization
Windows never looked so good with Retina Display optimization for a crisp and detailed experience of your Windows applications. If your Mac has a native Retina display or is connected to one, Fusion 7 ensures you get a seamless experience when running Windows across Retina and non-Retina displays.
The company has also launched VMware Fusion 7 Pro, which in addition to the above features from the standard version also includes dual GPU optimization, virtual network management, enhanced support for cloned virtual machines, and more.
VMware Fusion 7 is available for $69.99 while VMware Fusion 7 Pro goes for $149.99. Users upgrading from VMWare Fusion 5 or 6 qualify for discounted pricing of $49.99 for VMWare Fusion 7, or $79.99 for VMWare Fusion 7 Pro.