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VMware Fusion 7 adds Yosemite support, better Win 8.1 compatibility

updated 09:45 am EDT, Wed September 3, 2014

Gets new look, including Retina optimizations

VMware has introduced Fusion 7, a major update of its virtualization tool. The software lets users run Windows apps within OS X instead of having to boot to a separate partition. Fusion 7 brings support for OS X Yosemite, and should be more compatible with Windows 8.1. The look of the program has in fact been overhauled for Yosemite, and optimized for Retina displays.

VMware is also promising upgrades like improved performance and connectivity. For people with more intense demands, the company is offering Fusion 7 Pro, which supplements basic features with virtual network management, improved support for cloned virtual machines, and optimizations for dual GPUs.

The basic edition of Fusion 7 costs $70 new, or $50 as an upgrade from Fusion 5 or 6. Pro is $150 new, or $80 through an upgrade.

by MacNN Staff



  1. ElectroTech

    Junior Member

    Joined: 11-26-08

    I am very tempted to move over to VMware's Fusion 7 now that Parallels is sticking it to us with a forced upgrade because of Yosemite. If VMware offers a reasonable x-grade package, I might take it. I liked Parallels a lot but hated their money grab based on our OS upgrade.

  1. Jeronimo2000

    Forum Regular

    Joined: 08-20-01

    And VMWare doesn't do money-grabbing forced upgrades?

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