When I woke up this morning, as is my usual move, I went to check the VMware Fusion twitter account (“follow” us to stay in the loop!) to see what showed up overnight.
Imagine my surprise when seeing a flurry of tweets about VMware Fusion being rapidly deployed at Apple stores in the UK, to help activate iPhones via O2 (the cell carrier partnering with Apple in the UK) website.
It seems that the O2 website is Internet Explorer-only, which means you need to run Windows—Internet Explorer doesn’t run on the Mac.
But as you would expect, Apple only has Macs in their stores, meaning they’d have to run Windows on their Macs to get access to Internet Explorer…and Apple’s solution of choice to do this looks to be VMware Fusion.
Since that flurry of tweets, TUAW, Computerworld, The Daily Standard, and a handful of other outlets have picked it up.
Not being over in the UK, it’s hard to know how much Internet Explorer is helping, versus the problem being at the web services level—these things can be messy, to say the least.
Regardless, I know when I speak for the whole Fusion team when I say it feels nice to know that VMware Fusion is Apple’s preferred choice when it comes to running Windows on Mac.