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VMware Fusion 3 breaks down the walls between Windows and Mac OS X, transforming Windows applications to work seamlessly like Mac OS X-native applications.
Mac and Windows unite with VMware Fusion’s powerful “Unity” view. Run Windows applications like Mac applications, quickly switching between Mac and Windows applications, minimizing Windows applications to your Dock, and even store Windows applications in your Dock to launch at a moment’s notice.
Share data back and forth between your Windows and Mac with ease. Drag and drop files from your Mac to Windows, and back. Copy and paste styled text from Mac apps into Windows apps, and vice versa. Access all your Mac files, straight from any Windows application.
VMware Fusion’s Mirrored Folders easily maps special folders on your Mac—Desktop, Documents, Pictures, and Music—to their counterparts in your virtual machine. Use your Windows applications to run and modify Mac files and save files from your Windows applications straight to the Mac.
VMware Fusion Virtualization Application Sharing lets you have the best of both worlds by setting your favorite applications—whether Windows or Mac—to run any file.
Set Windows applications to launch specific file types in your Mac’s shared folders or directly launch Mac applications from inside your virtual machine. Use your Mac’s Applications folders to manage all available applications—even those in your virtual machine
And use VMware Fusion’s seamless link handling to set web links to launch in a default browser, whether Windows or Mac. Email, FTP, and other links too. Set web links in your Windows applications to open in Safari, Firefox for Mac, and others. Or set email links in Safari to open via Outlook.
3D and High Definition Video Acceleration
Run 3D games, design software and other graphic-intensive applications with VMware Fusion’s exclusive support for DirectX 9.0 Shader Model 2 3D graphics.
Watch 1080p High Definition video in Windows applications at native speeds with greatly reduced CPU utilization.
USB Device Support
VMware Fusion offers complete USB 2.0 support—even for proprietary video cameras, GPS, Bluetooth, and other devices that only work in Windows. You can even use your Mac’s built-in USB devices, like the iSight camera and Bluetooth radio with your Windows applications.
Multiple Display Support
Use VMware Fusion download with as many displays as your Mac can handle! VMware Fusion offers the first true multi-display support for your Mac, with additional physical displays showing up as individual displays in your virtual machine.
Drag Windows applications from display to display. Switch your virtual machine to full screen and watch it expand across all of your displays. VMware Fusion multiple display support lets you get the most out of your screen real estate.
Seamless Keyboard Mapping
With VMware Fusion Keyboard Mapping your Mac keyboard can now play nice with any Windows application.
Shortcut keys needed for Windows programs, but which don’t exist on the Mac keyboard—like “insert,” “print screen,” “F13” through “F16,” and more—are now a snap. Just set up a mapped key using VMware Fusion’s Keyboard Mapping.
Driverless printing makes your Mac’s printers automatically accessible to your Windows applications—no configuration required. Your Mac’s default printer even shows up as the default for Windows too.
Safer Windows on the Mac
VMware Fusion makes your Windows-on-Mac experience the safest possible with a suite of features to keep Windows safe and sound.
VMware Fusion brings a Mac-friendly user experience to taking and managing more than one snapshot. Save a snapshot of your virtual machine before installing new software to protect yourself in case something goes wrong.
AutoProtect Automatic Snapshots
Building on Multiple Snapshots, VMware Fusion’s AutoProtect automatically snapshots your running virtual machine at set intervals, protecting you from unexpected bumps in the road. Viruses, spyware and other nasties don’t give you fair warning to do a manual snapshot; AutoProtect means you still win.
And because AutoProtect retains hourly, daily, and weekly snapshot checkpoints, your virtual machines now have their very own time machine.
Embedded Antivirus and Antispyware Protection
To keep your Windows-on-Mac experience as safe as possible, VMware Fusion includes a complimentary 12-month subscription for McAfee VirusScan® Plus, providing antivirus, antispyware and Windows firewall software to help protect your Windows investment.
Mac-like and User Friendly
Built from the ground up for Mac users, with an obsessive eye towards being a “good Mac citizen” VMware Fusion is the easiest, most Mac-friendly way to run Windows on the Mac. A Mac-first user interface ensures that users get the features they expect, like customizable tool bars, searchable Apple help, Boot Camp support, dock notification integration, and more.
Heavyweight power. Light as air.
VMware Fusion is built on the industry’s most mature, and powerful virtualization engine, under development for more than a decade. This powerful technology delivers the speed and stability you expect, with low impact on your Mac, letting you enjoy the full power of your hardware.
Completely Redone User Interface
VMware Fusion 2 features a completely redesigned, visually stunning Virtual Machine Library and Settings Editor. Control and modify your Windows installation quickly and easily with a couple of clicks.
Mac OS X Leopard Integration
VMware Fusion was built from the ground up for the Mac, with intuitive, Mac-native features like customizable tool bars, virtual machine packages, integration with Mac OS X Leopard`s Quick Look, Cover Flow, Mac OS X Help and more.
VMware Fusion takes powerful, industry-proven technology, and puts a friendly, easy-to-use face on it. VMware Fusion makes Windows on the Mac “just work,” just like your Mac.
Boot Camp Support
Graduating from Boot Camp is a snap with VMware Fusion. No longer have to chose between Windows and Mac at bootup; run your existing Windows partition side by side with your Mac. VMware Fusion automatically recognizes your existing Boot Camp partition and quickly lets you run it concurrently with your Mac.
And when you’re ready, easily import your Boot Camp partition and reclaim unused space on your partition, while taking advantage of great virtual-only features like Snapshots, AutoProtect, and the ability to instantly Suspend and Resume without waiting for Windows to boot.
Tools for Switching
Do you have existing non-VMware virtual machines that you’d like to run with VMware Fusion? Importing existing virtual machines is as easy as point and click—support for Parallels and Virtual PC for Mac makes it easy to switch to the best.
VMware Converter Starter Edition, available as a free download, lets you migrate existing Windows machines into virtual machines for your Mac.
Power to Burn
Based on the most advanced virtualization engine the world has ever known, the result of more than a decade of development, VMware Fusion brings all the power of VMware’s enterprise-proven virtualization to the Mac.
Multiple Snapshots for Power Users
VMware Fusion 2 adds multiple snapshots to make managing multiple versions of virtual environments faster and easier. Keep a virtual library at your fingertips, with different setups of virtual machines ready at a moment’s notice.
Broad Operating System Support
VMware Fusion boasts the most complete OS support, supporting more than 60 operating systems in a virtual machine, including Windows XP, Windows Vista, and even Mac OS X Server.
VMware Fusion was the first virtualization product on the Mac to offer support for 64-bit operating systems, and supports every major 64-bit operating system in a virtual machine.
Multiple CPU Virtual Machines
VMware Fusion 2 doubles the number of virtual CPUs you can attach to a virtual machine, with experimental support for 4-way vSMP virtual machines. Leverage the full power of your Intel Mac by using multiple cores with your virtual machines for maximum performance on 4- and 8-core Mac Pros and Xserves.
Command line control of virtual machines with VMrun scripting tools. Start up, shut down, suspend, snapshot your virtual machines and more, all from the command line.
Large RAM Support
Maximize your Mac. Assign up to 8GB of RAM to a virtual machine to run heavy duty workloads. Address up 16GB of RAM on your Mac to run as many virtual machines at once as your RAM will support.
Over 900 third-party virtual appliances—ready-to-use virtual machines designed to meet specific needs—are available to Mac users from the VMware Virtual Appliance Marketplace with just the click of your mouse.
Why VMware Fusion?
Thanks to its superior power, flexibility, and pedigree, VMware Fusion is the right choice for anyone looking to get the most out of their Mac by running Windows applications side by side with Mac applications.
VMware Fusion is brought to you by the undisputed virtualization technology leader. With more than 200 awards for its industry-leading technology, and 4,000,000 users worldwide, VMware puts a Mac-friendly face on datacenter-proven virtualization.
With powerful features like multi-CPU virtual machines—up to four virtual processors—large RAM virtual machines, 64-bit OS support, and the pedigree of more than a decade of virtualization technology excellence, VMware Fusion is the most powerful way to run Windows, Linux, and more than 60 other operating systems on the Mac.
Built from the ground up for the Mac, with a Cocoa-native user interface, VMware Fusion has the Mac-native features users expect. VMware Fusion fits like a glove with Mac OS X, from integration with Apple searchable help, and Quick Look for quickly browsing your virtual machine, to virtual machine file packages.