VMware has released VMware Fusion 6 and VMware Fusion 6 Professional with major enhancements and support for the latest operating systems from Apple and Microsoft.
VMware Fusion 6 comes with more than 50 new features to deliver the ultimate Windows-on-Mac experience. The solution is recommended for home users who plan to run Windows applications on mac.
The solution extends the features of Mavericks to a Windows environment, such as taking full advantage of every display connected to a Mac with multiple display support and enhanced dictation support in Windows applications.
Users get most out of Windows 8.1 by running Windows Store applications side-by-side with Mac applications. Users can access Windows Store applications in Launchpad or the Applications folder and put them in the Dock in Unity mode.
VMware Fusion 6 is optimized for the latest Macs. The software takes advantage of Intel’s latest Haswell processors for even better battery life and even faster performance when running Windows applications.
It allows the creation of virtual machines with support for up to 16 vCPUs, 8 TB virtual disks, and up to 64 GB of memory to run the most demanding Windows applications on a Mac. The solution also provides enhanced user interface.
VMware Fusion 6 Professional is provided with advanced features designed to dramatically improve the way businesses deploy corporate desktops on Macs and PCs. It includes all of the features of Fusion 6 along with advanced functionalities that help deliver enterprise applications to Mac and PC users.
Some of the benefits of VMware Fusion 6 Professional include enhanced restricted virtual machines, expiring virtual machines, single virtual machine mode and linked clones that allows users to create multiple copies of a virtual machine without duplicating the entire contents of the original disk saving considerable space on their Mac.
VMware Fusion 6 Professional is licensed to customers to use VMware Player 6 Plus to run restricted virtual machines created by VMware Fusion 6 Professional on Windows and Linux PCs.
Jason Joel, director, personal products, VMware, said, “For enterprises with a heterogeneous computing environment with both Macs and PCs, Fusion 6 Professional takes deploying corporate desktops to a whole new level with enhanced restrictions and virtual machine expirations, giving IT admins the right tools to deal with BYOPC trends while supporting corporate compliance.”