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Three Great Solutions for New Mac Users

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.

 

Try the Windows 10 Technical Preview with VMware Fusion

On September 30th, Microsoft announced the next version of its operating system, Windows 10. On October 1st Microsoft made the Windows 10 Technical Preview available for download.

Since Windows 10 is a preview, Microsoft recommends that you avoid installing it on your primary system. Because VMware Fusion 7 provides an isolated environment, it’s an excellent choice to run the Windows 10 Technical Preview on a Mac.

To run Windows 10 Technical Preview in Fusion 7, follow these steps:

First, sign up for the Technical Preview program and download the ISO from http://preview.windows.com.

Launch VMware Fusion 7 or Fusion 7 Pro. From the File menu, select New to open the installation assistant.

Select Install from disk or image and click Continue. In the Create a New Virtual Machine Window, Click Use another disc or disc image…

In the Choose a disc or disc image window, select Downloads, then select the Microsoft ISO file and click Open.

The Windows 10 Technical Preview is now visible in the Create a New Virtual Machine window. Click Continue.

In the Choose Operating System window, select Windows 8 x64. Click Continue.