Thursday, December 10, 2015

VMware Fusion 8 the ultimate Windows on a Mac experience

VMware Fusion 8 on Mac

Optimized for Windows 10, OS X El Capitan and the latest Retina Macs, VMware Fusion 8 continues to deliver the ultimate Windows on a Mac experience.

Windows 10 and OS X El Capitan: Better Together

Welcome Windows 10 to Your Mac

VMware Fusion 8 makes Windows® 10 feel right at home on your Mac®. Whether you’re doing a fresh install for that brand new operating system experience, migrating your Windows 10 PC, or upgrading your Windows 7 or 8 virtual machines, VMware Fusion gives you the best of both worlds.

Run familiar Windows applications side-by-side with your favorite Mac applications, and seamlessly share files and folders between Windows and Mac. Take advantage of the latest features in Windows 10 like Cortana, the Microsoft speech-enabled virtual assistant, or run the all new Edge web browser alongside Safari.

Fusion 8 supports all versions of Windows 10, including Home, Pro, Enterprise and Education editions. Customers can easily upgrade their Windows 7 or 8 virtual machines to Windows 10 within VMware Fusion 8.


Ready for El Capitan
Get more with VMware Fusion 8 running on OS X El Capitan. With its under-the-hood performance improvements and overall smarter design, Fusion and El Capitan together give you a snappier and more fluid experience running Windows, while introducing new ways to do the things you love to do on your Mac.

Use Fusion with the new Split Screen mode to have Windows seamlessly run side-by-side with Mac applications, or make a simple gesture while in Fusion’s Unity mode to engage the new Mission Control, letting you quickly glance at all of your open Windows and Mac applications at once.

Start Windows applications on the Mac from the updated Fusion Applications Menu, or find your virtual machines and Windows files more easily then ever thanks to a smarter Spotlight with natural language recognition.

VMware Fusion reaches new heights with OS X El Capitan.


Advanced Graphics for Work and Play

With added support for DirectX 10 and OpenGL 3.3, VMware Fusion gives you more responsive and fluid graphics for your day to day work while delivering maximum performance for highly demanding 3D applications like AutoCAD or SOLIDWORKS. For even more power, you can allocate up to 2GB of video memory to a virtual machine, giving graphics-intensive applications an additional boost.


A Mountain of Possibilities with El Capitan

Before installing El Capitan on your Mac, give yourself an early look by running it in a virtual machine with VMware Fusion 8. Use Fusion to explore the latest features of El Capitan and ensure your critical applications will continue to work before taking the plunge.

VMware Fusion makes it possible to test the latest new operating systems and applications without affecting your current setup, letting you always keep up to date with the next big thing.


Near-Native Performance

With it’s advanced 64-bit engine, Fusion 8 takes advantage of El Capitan’s under the hood performance enhancements to help make Windows everyday tasks feel snappier and faster than ever. Leveraging the latest in Mac hardware technology, faster PCIe-based storage and overall greater power under the hood, Fusion 8 is engineered to deliver near-native performance for your virtual environments.

With Fusion 8, create powerful virtual machines with up to 16 vCPUs, 8TB virtual disks, and up to 64 GB of memory to run the most demanding applications.

Whether you’re doing office productivity tasks, software development work, or 3D modeling and graphics intensive applications, Fusion 8 lets you do the work of multiple computers in one.


Beautifully Efficient

Don’t compromise between power and performance, own the road with Fusion 8. With an updated graphics engine and added support for iMac Retina 5K displays, Fusion lets you take full advantage of added processing power while delivering an incredibly crisp and fluid Windows on Mac experience.

Whether you’re on the latest MacBook or MacBook Pro, Fusion ensures that every watt of power coming out of your Mac's battery is used as efficiently as possible. On multi-GPU Macs, Fusion 8 can automatically switch between the two GPUs depending on application needs to give you the best performance while least impacting battery life. Stay ahead of the curve with VMware Fusion running on the latest Macs.


Retina Display Optimization

With VMware Fusion, Windows never looked as good as it does on the new iMac Retina 5K. With 4K, 5K and Retina display optimization you will notice a more crisp and detailed experience of your Windows applications. Fusion 8 even ensures you get a seamless experience when running Windows across Retina and non-Retina displays.


Universally Plugged In

Extend your Mac's connectivity to your Windows environment and take advantage of USB 3 support for ultra-fast file transfers or use AirPlay to view your Windows environment on your HDTV. Fusion 8 can also take advantage of popular ports in Macs such as the SDXC card reader to import and view your photos directly in Windows and share them on an external monitor or TV using the Thunderbolt or HDMI port of your Mac. With added functionality for Skype and Lync calls within Windows, Fusion 8 comes with support for HD audio with 5.1 surround sound and Bluetooth 4.0 wireless technology, letting you be more connected than ever before.


Windows at Home on the Mac
Fusion 8 further enhances the way you use Windows on a Mac beyond simply using Boot Camp. Open files on the Mac with applications in Windows, launch Windows applications from the improved Application Menu, or use Spotlight to find Windows files and folders from the Mac. From its new, streamlined virtual machine installation process, to its different view modes, gestures, drag and drop file sharing, and other OS X integration's, everything about Fusion has been designed to give users the best way to experience Windows on a Mac without having to reboot.


Installations Were Never This Easy

The improved virtual machine installation assistant provides an incredibly easy way to install new operating systems on your Mac. Whether you’re importing or running Windows from Boot Camp partition, installing from a Windows disc, migrating an existing PC, or even installing OS X El Capitan from a download or from a recovery partition, VMware Fusion makes installing Windows and other operating systems on your Mac as easy as possible.


Gestures Integration

Experience Windows applications like Mac applications In Unity mode and toggle between full screen Windows and Mac applications, access Exposé, show Launchpad, view Mission Control or show your desktop using OS X gestures.


Use Specific Windows-only Devices on Your Mac

Fusion 8 lets you use Windows-only USB or Bluetooth devices on your Mac. From GPS receivers to cell phones, mp3 players, and other input devices that are only supported in Windows, Fusion makes them easy use on your Mac.


Updated Learning Center

The updated Learning Center lets you access a wide range of videos directly from within Fusion. Get access to step-by-step easy to view videos that will help you get started with running Windows on a Mac. Popular videos include purchasing and installing Windows from the comfort of your Mac, migrating your Windows PC to your Mac, or even upgrading an existing virtual machine to Windows 10.

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