We’re delighted to see the growth in Mac users resulting from Apple’s record sales of 5.5M Macs in their fiscal fourth quarter. That’s a 20%-plus increase over their last record-breaking quarter in 2011, when Apple sold 4.9M Macs. These sales numbers have moved Mac market share to its highest point since 1995.
For new (and existing) Mac users, VMware offers three great solutions that allow them use the Macs they love to run the Windows applications they can’t live without.
- VMware Fusion 7: for Mac users that want to continue to run essential Windows applications, Fusion 7 is the easiest, fastest and most reliable way to run Windows applications on a Mac without rebooting. Fusion 7 is optimized for the newest Macs and is ready for OS X Yosemite and Windows 7, 8, 8.1, and Windows 10 Technical Preview.
- VMware Fusion 7 Pro: for advanced users, developers, and QA engineers that want to use Macs, Fusion 7 Pro offers crucial features to enable them to create powerful virtual machines that run on Macs. Fusion 7 Pro provides unsurpassed platform compatibility, including the latest Microsoft operating systems and most recent Linux distributions. Fusion 7 Pro also allows IT admins to create Windows desktops for employees that want Macs but need to use business-critical Windows applications.
- VMware Horizon FLEX: for IT groups that need to accommodate Mac users, BYO users, contractors, and road warriors, Horizon FLEX provides a flexible solution for centrally creating, securing, deploying, and managing local Windows desktops.
Entrepreneur is an amazing magazine and online resource with great ideas to help you grow your small or medium sized business.
If you are a business owner, you know that every dollar you spend matters and that is especially true when choosing technology products. You want to choose proven technology products that are easy to use and trouble free in order to focus on what matters to you most, growing your business.
Amanda Kooser in May 2009 issue of Entrepreneur wanted to run Windows on her Mac, but she thought it was too be good to true and was expecting the worst.
Fortunately, Amanda chose VMware Fusion and “it went smoothly”. Amanda found “sharing data is a no brainer“ and that she “…had all my usual Windows applications in action in no time.”
If you want to move to the Mac, but were afraid of losing specialized Windows apps for your business , you don’t have to choose when using VMware Fusion. Amanda summarizes it best on why entrepreneurs need VMware Fusion.
Which entrepreneurs will want this? New Mac users with legacy Windows programs they can’t give up are an obvious audience. Me? I love both Mac and Windows for different reasons and different applications. Fusion means not having to choose a favorite child
If you are a small business owner that wants to integrate Macs into your business but still need Windows applications, VMware Fusion makes it simple to standardize on the Mac while not having to spend additional money on a second PC just to run Windows apps you need. With VMware Fusion, you don’t have to choose!
The awards keep coming fast and furious at the end of the year.
The latest? Redmond Magazine ("The Independent Voice of the Microsoft IT Community") has awarded VMware Fusion (and VMware ESX Server, and VMware Workstation...I see a trend...) an Editor's Choice Award .
The best part? We won the "Biggest 'Wow' in an IT Product" award (i.e. "Your jaw just dropped when you first used this product"), beating out Vista's "Instant Search" and Ubuntu 7.04.
Before everyone says it, yes Redmond Magazine is a pretty geeky enterprise IT publication, but we'll wear that as a badge of honor. VMware has had great success over the years by winning the hearts and minds of Sys Admins the world over, making their lives easier and helping them get things done, first with VMware Workstation, then VMware GSX, and then with VMware ESX Server and VMware Infrastructure.
We're honored to be noted by the IT geek community, and hope that as more and more Macs, both personal and company-owned start flooding into the corporate IT environment, they'll think of VMware Fusion as the most seamless way to run Windows apps and peripherals on those shiny new Macs, using XP and Vista virtual machines they already built with VMware Workstation.