VMware announces Fusion 3 – run Windows 7 on your Mac

VMware Fusion 3VMware are rivals of Parallel when itcomesto providing virtualisation software forrunning other OSes on your Mac. I tried out their early beta of Fusion but ended uppreferring Parallels offering. Thislatest update is no doubtan attempt to compete with Parallels Desktop verison 4.

Get the Best of Both Mac and PC Worlds
Seamlessly run your favorite Windows applications and devices, on any Intel-based Mac. Built from the ground up for the Mac, VMware Fusion is the easiest way to switch to Mac—letting you bring all of your Windows applications with you, making the most of your Windows software investment, while providing the perfect safety blanket for the switch.

Break Down the Walls Between Windows and Mac
With the powerful Unity feature, VMware Fusion seamlessly integrates your Windows applications with your Mac. Instantly launch Windows applications from any Mac file, the Dock, and more. Minimize Windows applications to the Dock and even quickly switch between Windows and Mac applications with Exposé.

Safest Way to Run 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. From automated, timed snapshots, to embedded antivirus and antispyware software, VMware Fusion keeps Windows on your Mac sparkling.

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.

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 technology to the Mac.

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Parallels Starts Its Own Apple Switch Campaign

The Complete Move-to-Mac Solution — Parallels Desktop Switch to Mac Edition

Parallels have announced their ‘Switch to Mac‘ edition of their popular Parallels Desktop virtualization software that allows you to run Windows on a Mac.

Parallels Desktop Switch to Mac Edition includes everything you need to get up and running on your new Mac:

According to their site: “Parallels Desktop Switch to Mac Edition makes the move to Mac as easy as ready, set, switch.”

As a user of their software from the first version I can vouch for their software being easy to use and I use it whenever I need to run Windows on my MacBook Pro. Although the first version had its flaws they have been largely fixed in the latest version (4.0). I can recommend it and in recent reviews it does better than its main rival, VMware Fusion.

The latest version of Parallels now allows you to to run select 3D games and graphics applications right on your Mac. Run productivity applications programs like AutoCad, or Photosynth and play popular games like Age of Empires, HALO and Day of Defeat right on your Mac.

You can now run your Windows programs seamlessly on your Mac without worrying which O you re using, sharing files and folder easily, as well as printers and other hardware. In my experience it works rather well and all I need now is a faster Mac! My MacBook Pro is the first version and is now a bit long in the tooth and in need of replacement. If you have a later Mac then you will find it all runs even more smoothly. Certainly, for occasional use it is perfect and better than running 2 separate computers and the expense involved.

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