VMWare Mac-OS X

While this really isn’t of actual value to anyone I know, I think it’s pretty cool that there is a version of VMWare out for OS X now. If you just have to run Windows or Linux in a virtual session on your Mac, now you have the option. I don’t know any Mac-only folks, so that’s why I don’t think anyone I know would benefit from it, but since I’m considering a Mac for the wifey-type-person sometime in the future, I’ll have to keep this in mind for us/her.

If you want to learn more about the product, here’s an outstanding review of the product, with screenshots, actual virtual machine build and test information, and a few comments from others who have tried the tool.

Roughly one year ago VMware announced that they would release a version of their popular virtualization software for the OS X platform. Since that time they have steadily released beta’s versions of Vmware Fusion and with each release seen continual improvements. Now after a year of heavy development the company has pulled back the curtains and unveiled VMware Fusion 1.0.

As a longtime VMWare user in the Windows and Linux world, I have to say that the company behind this puts out a good product. And for the features and options you have, I think you’ll find VMWare Fusion isn’t even cost-prohibitive at its $59.99 price point.

[tags]Mac, OS X, VMWare, Fusion, VMWare fusion, Windows on Mac, Mac virtual machine software[/tags]


2 thoughts on “VMWare Mac-OS X”

  1. Honestly, that not *quite* what I thought, but it does mirror my general thought. It’s getting easier and easier to see moving to non-Windows for my desktop. Of course, since I ran Linux on my desktop for 2.5 years before getting into a game that I couldn’t get running well under Wine/Cedega, it’s not really that hard to guess where I’ll personally move. But this opens up another solid option for my wife’s computer, too.

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