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VMware Fusion 3 promises the full Windows 7 experience on your Mac

by Parm Mann on 28 October 2009, 11:48

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VMware has introduced the third major revision of its Fusion virtual machine software for Mac computer systems.

Fusion 3, available to purchase in the U.S. at a cost of $79.99, features over 50 new features and enhancements - the highlight of which is arguably the promise of a "full Windows 7 experience".

For users wanting to run Microsoft's latest operating system on their Mac, VMware Fusion 3 offers full support for features such as Windows Aero and Flip 3D, on either 32-bit or 64-bit versions of Windows 7.

There's also the introduction of support for DirectX 9 and OpenGL 2.1, opening the door for users to play Windows-based games on their Mac.

Other improvements include native support for Mac OS X Snow Leopard's 64-bit kernel, the ability to find and launch Windows-based applications from within OS X, and a new built-in Migration Assistant aimed at helping users switch from PC to Mac.

Users of Fusion 1 or 2 can upgrade to the latest release at a cost of $39.99, and a free 30-day trial is available to download at vmware.com/tryvmware. VMware Fusion 3 will be available in Europe and Asia starting Tuesday, November 4th.



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So you pay more for the same hardware because its in a nice white case, then because you are stuck with a limited OS you have to buy an Emulator to run a proper OS which is then limited due to have to run through the first mentioned limited OS…

Why not save some money and get the same hardware cheaper and just install windows 7…
OSX isn't limited mate, absolutely not.

Lack of apps is the problem but again based on your biased post you will never open your eyes on what's out there - and there is plenty.

FYI

VMware FuZioN can run off from BootCamp partition so no host OS is needed, but you knew that one already right? :stupid:

Just like Parallels…
spoon_
OSX isn't limited mate, absolutely not.

Lack of apps is the problem
Right, so its not limited. it just lacks apps. But its not a limit.

What does OSX offer the programmer? COCOA is utterly awful. It actually makes eclipse seam streamlined.

Compare it to say VS2008 with ReSharper. Even writing vanilla code is better, then add on a powerful declarative framework for GUI, LINQ for the functional approche and ORM for the Model……

There is a reason why their market share is less than that of windows 95.
spoon_
OSX isn't limited mate, absolutely not.

Lack of apps is the problem

There's an app for that… its called Windows.

Its quite simple, if you only use the ‘out of the box’ features then OSX may have a slight advantage, as soon as you want other features, the choice and compatibility of windows shines very strongly.

And running bootcamp does not make it ok, what is the point in buying a Mac and overpaying for your hardware to then run windows which you could run on none white cased hardware.
Percy1983
So you pay more for the same hardware because its in a nice white case, then because you are stuck with a limited OS you have to buy an Emulator to run a proper OS which is then limited due to have to run through the first mentioned limited OS…

Why not save some money and get the same hardware cheaper and just install windows 7…

Quoted for truth!

Even with BootCamp you still need to purchase the additional Windows license. That adds even more to the cost of an already overpriced product.