We’re excited to announce that Mark Gibbs of Network World and PC World named VMware Fusion and VMware Workstation in his list of most crucial apps he can’t live without.
Gibbs writes about how both VMware applications make “it possible to run, in parallel, pretty much any x86-based operating system in a virtual machine on top of the host operating system.”
He uses both VMware Fusion and VMware Workstation to run Ubuntu, Windows 7, and Windows XP. Above all, Gibbs loves playing “LucasArts PodRacer on top of OS X on [his] new 27-inch iMac with an i7 processor.”
Let us know why you love VMware Fusion!
InformationWeek recently published their list of “Top 19 Mac Apps For Tight Budgets” and VMware Fusion was chosen app to run Windows on the Mac.
Mitch Wagner summarizes why Mac users on a tight budget need VMware Fusion.
The most common use is to run Windows and get access to proprietary Windows apps that are not available for the Mac … As if that’s not cool enough, Fusion will let you do a few more things: You can share data between the "guest operating system" and the Mac. You can set some Windows apps to be the default app for specific kinds of documents. And you can run Windows apps in their own, separate windows on the Mac, so they look more like native Mac apps.
In addition to VMware Fusion, there are a lot of other great apps on the InformationWeek Top 19 Mac Apps list that I personally use daily including TextWrangler, Adium, Evernote, Things, and Tweetie. So, I highly recommend you check out the InformationWeek Top 19 Mac Apps list to find some great apps you may not be using today but should check out.
If you aren’t already using VMware Fusion, download a 30-day trial and see why VMware Fusion is the top app for running Windows on a tight budget.
It might not be a moose, but it’s still pretty cool. VMware Fusion was named to Amazon’s Editor’s Pick "Best of 2007" list, along with other notables like Mac OS 10.5 Leopard, Dragon Naturally Speaking for Vista Ultimate (which will ) and more!
Amazon is a great partner, and we’ve always been happy to see ourselves consisently up on their constantly updated "Mac Software Bestsellers" (as of today, we’re #4, just behind Microsoft Office 2008 and 2004 for Mac and Mac OS X Leopard…great company to keep!) all while gettting solid user reviews.
Thinking it’s probably gonna be a tough row to hoe to get past Mac OS X Leopard and Microsoft Office for Mac, be it 2004 or 2008*. But a guy can dream, right?
*But why run Office for Mac, when you can run your current office for Windows, under VMware Fusion? ; )