To coincide with the release of OS X 10.8.3 we have released VMware Fusion 5.0.3. This includes a number of important bug fixes and minor improvements including better support for Office 2013, improved cursor performance in Unity mode and support for Boot Camp partitions on 3TB drives.
To update Mountain Lion to version 10.8.3, click on: Apple Menu > Software Update…
To update VMware Fusion 5 to version 5.0.3. click on: VMware Fusion Menu > Check for Updates… or click here!
There is no better time to upgrade or buy VMware Fusion 5 than during our Cyber Monday 5-day sale!
Winner of the PCMag, MacWorld UK and MacFormat Editors’ choice awards, VMware Fusion 5 is the ultimate way to run Windows 8 on a Mountain Lion Mac. So buy or upgrade now and get more than 70 new features including better performance, faster graphics and Retina Display optimization.
Upgrade from VMware Fusion 3 & 4 or from Parallels for only $29.99!
VMware Fusion 5 and VMware Fusion 5 Professional launched with rave reviews. Macworld, PCMag, MacFormat and many more loved the 70+ new features, including optimization for Mountain Lion, Windows 8 and the latest Macs.
We’re especially pleased with the 3 Editors’ Choice awards from MacWorld UK, MacFormat and PCMag. See for yourself what everyone’s talking about:
You'll be pleased to know that if you purchase VMware Fusion 4 from July 25th through September 30th 2012, you are eligible for a complimentary upgrade to the next version of VMware Fusion.
Whether VMware Fusion 4 is purchased electronically from VMware, from a VMware reseller or as a retail box during this time period, you will be eligible for a free electronic upgrade to the next version of VMware Fusion.
We will provide more details on how to receive your free upgrade with the announcement of the next version of VMware Fusion.
When will the next version of VMware Fusion be announced? Stay tuned!
Until then, enjoy VMware Fusion 4.
If you have questions about running VMware Fusion 4 on Mountain Lion, please click here.
It’s been two months since we released VMware Fusion 4, and we have been thrilled with the response from our customers and the VMware Fusion community. We have also been listening carefully to how we can improve.
To that end, we’ve been working hard and are pleased to announce the release of VMware Fusion 4.1, available today as a free update for all VMware Fusion 4 customers.
Here in the US we’re about to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday. VMware Fusion 4.1 is our thanks to you, our users.
Here’s a short summary of the key features and improvements in VMware Fusion 4.1
Smart Full Screen
The number one feature request we saw from VMware Fusion 4 users was for native Lion full screen mode. But we knew we had to get it right; to work out all the corners cases and make sure it met all the same requirements as the old full screen and worked seamlessly with Mac OS X Lion.
Here is how full screen works with VMware Fusion 4.1
The standard Lion full screen button is now used in virtual machine windows.
Like other full screen Lion applications, a VMware Fusion virtual machine will move to a new full screen space when using a single display.
If you are using multiple displays, VMware Fusion will intelligently decide whether to use a full screen space or not. If the virtual machine is configured to use all displays in full screen, it will move to a full screen space. If not, full screen will take the whole display in the current space. This allows working in Mac applications on one display while the virtual machine can make full use of the other.
The full menu bar is now accessible from full screen mode in both Snow Leopard and Lion. We added a short delay in showing the menu which allows users to access the top of the virtual machine screen, particularly useful when running Mac OS X Lion or Ubuntu in a virtual machine.
When working with multiple displays some users might prefer the optional full screen minibar. It provides quick access to common actions without leaving full screen mode. It takes minimal space on the screen and can even auto-hide.
The Return of automatically powering on favorite virtual machines
We removed this feature in VMware Fusion 4 and you really wanted it back. Virtual machines can now be powered on automatically when VMware Fusion starts. This can be set for each virtual machine under Settings > General.
Faster than ever!
We’ve worked top to bottom to make VMware Fusion even faster. A few of the improvements are:
Greatly improved graphics performance for Internet Explorer 9 with hardware accelerated graphics are up to 6x faster than VMware Fusion 4.
Improved rendering correctness in Solidworks 2012.
Improved graphics performance when using Mac OS X 10.7.2.
Improved animations for full screen mode, unity mode, library and snapshots.
Improved startup time with Windows 7 virtual machines.
OS X Lion as a guest just got better.
Improved Mac OS X Lion virtual machine support including smoother mouse movement and support for FileVault 2 when using Mac OS X 10.7.2 and later.
See the release notes for more details on other fixes:
We are really excited to introduce VMware Fusion 4!
VMware Fusion 4 makes it a breeze to run Windows and Mac Applications side by side with incredible speed and the reliability users need. With more than 90 new and improved features and optimized for today’s multi-core Macs and OS X Lion, VMware Fusion 4 is better than ever.
Key highlights include:
• Designed for OS X Lion – Whether you would like to add your favorite Windows programs to Launchpad, experience them in Mission Control, view them in full screen or switch between them using Mac gestures, VMware Fusion 4 is designed to give you the best Windows experience on OS X Lion.
Get a bird's-eye view of your Mac and Windows applications in Mission Control
• Even More “Mac-like” – VMware Fusion 4 enhances the way you run Windows programs on a Mac. From the brand-new settings menu to the redesigned virtual machine library and snapshot menu, everything has been refined to give users an even more Mac- like experience when running Windows programs.
Working with snapshots is even more intuitive!
• Get Better Performance and Faster Graphics– VMware Fusion 4 has been engineered to run Windows and Mac applications side by side with incredible speed and the reliability you need. As a 64-bit Cocoa application, it is optimized for today’s multi-core Macs and delivers up to 2.5x faster 3D graphics. VMware Fusion 4 is faster than ever.
• Lion Squared – VMware Fusion 4 now supports OS X Lion in a virtual machine. VMware Fusion 4 lets users get more from their Mac by running OS X Lion, OS X Lion Server, Mac OS X Snow Leopard Server and Mac OS X Leopard Server in virtual machines.
VMware Fusion 4 supports more than 200 operating systems!
Availability and Pricing
VMware Fusion 4 is available immediately in the VMware online store and will be on the shelves starting this weekend through VMware’s network of resellers and distributors for a promotional price of $49.99 instead of $79.99.
That’s right, one edition, one price to switch to Mac and run Windows without rebooting. Everyone gets our best price through the end of the year!
What if you just bought VMware Fusion 3?
Through our Technology Guarantee Program, customers who have purchased VMware Fusion 3 since OS X Lion became available on 7/20/11 are eligible for a complimentary electronic upgrade to VMware Fusion 4. To get your free electronic upgrade click here.
If you cannot wait any longer to upgrade to VMware Fusion 4, we suggest you make the most of our VMware Fusion 4 free 30-day trial offer.
Stay Tuned! Over the next few weeks we look forward to diving deaper into some of the great new and improved features of VMware Fusion 4 on the Team Fusion blog. We hope you enjoy VMware Fusion 4 as much as we do!
We have been using OS X Lion since in its early developer preview releases and all of us on the VMware Fusion team are amped about the release and all of the exciting new features that are now available to Mac users.
We know many of you have been waiting eagerly for OS X Lion and would like to know if VMware Fusion 3 runs on it. You will be pleased to know that in our own experience and those of the thousands in the VMware community, VMware Fusion 3.1.3 currently runs on OS X Lion without any known important issues.
If you’ve “overlooked” the section of our EULA that prohibits the use of VMware Fusion “IN THE OPERATION OF NUCLEAR FACILITIES, AIRCRAFT NAVIGATION…” you should probably give it a bit more time to make sure nothing serious comes up before upgrading to OS X Lion.
One change we’re particularly excited about is Apple allowing OS X Lion to be virtualized on an OS X Lion host. Michael Rose from TUAW sums it up well in his article:
“This is bound to be a big help for developers, IT managers and others who need to keep a known-good test environment or try out new apps in a controlled fashion.”
We’re obviously looking at this ability closely for a future release so stay tuned!
The latest update for VMware Fusion is now available and includes support for some of the latest Operating Systems: Windows 7 Service Pack 1 and, for Linux fans, Ubuntu 10.10 and 11.04.
We’ve also made improvements under the covers to improve video, opening files on your Mac and web browsing using Internet Explorer. This update fixes over 40 bugs, many reported by users, and is available free of charge to VMware Fusion 3 users.
To download the free update start VMware Fusion, select the “VMware Fusion” menu and click on “Check for Updates.”
If you would like to find out more about this update, click here.
Interested in VMware Fusion 3?
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