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Celebrate Earth Day and save on VMware Fusion

Go green—consolidate all your PCs into one with Fusion

Virtualization is a green choice because the technology allows you to run multiple virtual machines on one physical computer. When using Fusion 6 to run Windows on your Mac, you eliminate the need to have two computers, saving on energy costs and reducing your carbon footprint.

And, since Fusion 6 is optimized to give you fast performance while efficiently utilizing your Mac’s battery power, you save even more.

Make a green choice and save up to 20% on Fusion:

This offer begins on April 21, 2014, at 8:00 pm Pacific Time and expires on April 24, 2014, at 11:59 pm Pacific Time.

 

March Mania Discount Promotion

March Mania Means Special Savings on Fusion 5 Pro!

Award-winning VMware Fusion 5 takes advantage of new technologies only available in Mountain Lion, Windows 8 and the latest Macs to deliver a Windows-on-Mac experience like no other.

Get your game on with up to 30% off when you buy or upgrade to Fusion 5.

Hurry and get your shot at the discount. Offer expires on March 22, 2013 at 11:59 PM (PST).

VMware Cyber Monday Sale – Savings up to 40%!

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!
  • Buy VMware Fusion 5 Professional and save 40%
  • Buy VMware Fusion 5 and save 20%

 

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The reviews are in. VMware Fusion 5 shines.

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:

MacWorld UK (5 mice) – Editors’ Choice: 

“It’s not just hype when VMWare claims that Fusion 5 can run Windows software at ‘near native’ speeds.”

PCMag.com (4.5 stars) – Editors’ Choice:

“Highest performance among benchmarked desktop virtualization solutions tested.” 

MacFormat UK (5 stars) – Editors’ Choice:

“Fusion 5 is great, we liked it and can highly recommend it. It’s cheaper than Parallels and ran just as fluently during our testing.”

NetworkWorld - Gearhead rating of 5 out of 5:

“VMware’s Fusion 5 Professional Edition for OS X is a really big step up in virtual machine technology under  OS X”

MacWorld US - 4.5 mice:

 

This holiday season choose the ultimate way to run Windows on a Mac. Choose VMware Fusion 5.

 

Your Mac Craves Caffeine

Have you ever been presenting in a room full of people and suddenly your presentation disappeared because your computer went to sleep?  Before we started using Caffeine, this happened to us all the time.

Caffeine is this nifty little application from Lighthead Software that keeps your computer screen from going to sleep.

The application puts a little cup of coffee in your Menu Bar. When you want to keep your screen from going to sleep, just click on the cup of coffee and you fill it up.

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You can set caffeine to keep your screen on indefinitely, or choose to have it turn off automatically after a certain amount of time (in case you tend to forget to turn it off).

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We use Caffeine all the time, but here’s a few specific cases:

  1. When using a projector, so you don’t have to keep waking up your laptop.
  2. At demos, so you don’t need to worry about a black screen.
  3. When watching videos.
  4. When showing a slide show.

Share other ways you use Caffeine with the rest of the VMware Fusion community in the comments below.

This is part of an ongoing series of great Mac applications Team Fusion loves! If you have any suggestions for future, please let us know in the comments.

Accessing Your Virtual Machine or Mac From Your iPad

We love sharing cool things you can do with VMware Fusion to all our users.  Today it’s time to learn how to access your Windows VM or your entire Mac straight from your iPad. 

TeamViewer makes it easy to connect to your Mac or PC from your iPad or iPhone and even better, it is free.  In fact, it’s so easy, you can do this in four easy steps!

1) Go to the TeamViewer website and download either the Mac or the PC application.  We recommend the Mac version so you can access both your Mac and your virtual machines.

2) After installing the TeamViewer software, you’ll receive a unique ID and a temporary password.  We recommend setting a custom password in the preferences to make it easy to connect remotely. 

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3) Download the iPad client from the iOS App Store (there is also an iPhone app available). 

4) Enter your ID and password and click “Connect to partner.” 

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You’re now connected to both your virtual machine and your Mac from your iPad! 

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It’s easy to access your Mac from the go with the iPad (or iPhone) app from TeamViewer. 

We’ve found it particularly useful for checking out restaurant menus on websites that are built in Adobe Flash.  If you prefer to only have access to your Windows virtual machine, simply install the Windows Team Viewer in the virtual machine instead of the Mac software for your entire Mac.

Also, TeamViewer makes it really easy to help setup new software (such as VMware Fusion) on a friend or family member’s computer from anywhere in the world. 

We hope you find TeamViewer as fun and useful as we have.

This is part of an ongoing series of great Mac applications Team Fusion loves! If you have any suggestions for future, please let us know in the comments.