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Eclipse LED Takes Lighting to the Next Level With VMware Fusion 4.

In 2007, when David Swartzendruber decided to focus the engineering efforts of his company Eclipse INC toward the development of LED Lights, he was initially stuck at a cross roads. “I liked the idea of being able to use some of the more creative software that is native to the Mac, but still needed access to a few key Windows apps for engineering.” Once he discovered VMware Fusion, the decision was easy.          


When asked about his favorite feature in VMware Fusion 4 he said, “Unity is perfect for those times that you want to have a Windows and Mac Application side by side. It really gives us the best of both worlds. I also like the idea that we have the flexibility that comes with running Windows as a VM, while still being able to leverage the Mac OS for more creative endeavors.” About a year later Eclipse LED was born. They now engineer some of the brightest, most efficient LED lighting systems in the industry. Eclipse LED exclusively uses light emitting diodes as its lighting source– incorporating them into bike lights, flashlights, headlamps, and light bars for all terrain vehicles.  


As they progressed with VMware Fusion they also found a great cost benefit as well. “With the help of VMware Fusion, we have been able to stay lean as a business while not sacrificing any capability from a computing perspective. It’s like getting two computers for the price of one, and it’s also nice knowing that compatibility will never be an issue. With all of the advantages of VMware Fusion 4, Eclipse LED is that much more capable of creating the exact products their customers want. We are truly enthusiast of all the products we create, and the more capable we are at creating the best products possible the better. Without a doubt VMware Fusion plays a part in that.”



For additional information on Eclipse LED as well as how to buy their class leading bike lights, flashlights, headlamps, and light bars go to eclipseledcompany.com


Weekly Tips and Tricks:Integrating your Windows Programs into OS X

In our weekly tips and tricks series we write about cool features of VMware Fusion 4 that we are really excited about. This week we cover…


Integrating your Windows Programs into OS X

This week we'll show you how to you can gain seamless access to your Windows Programs from inside OS X.Mac App Folder


Application sharing is a great way to access to your Windows programs in exactly the same way that you access your Mac applications. For example, need to launch Microsoft Access? Simply go to the Mac applications folder and there it is! Just double click to launch! This provides an even more seamless experience when running Windows on the Mac with VMware Fusion 4.


FsafsdfsdfTo use this feature first ensure that you have Application Sharing enabled. Its easy! Simply go to the the settings menu and select Default applications. Then select “Run Windows applications from your Macs Applications Folder”


With Windows Application sharing enabled you can now easily access your Windows Programs from,

Launch Pad   Launchpad with Windows Applications

Spotlight  Spotlight

And the Mac Application FolderMac App Folder



Tune in next week, we will talk about how to view your Windows programs without seeing Windows.

VMware Fusion 4 Named “Editors Choice”.

VMware Fusion 4 Named “Editors Choice” by PC Magazine. 


The reviews are starting to slowly trickle in and we are extremely excited to share that we have been named Editors Choice by PC magazine. Giving us a rating of 4.5 out of 5, VMware Fusion 4 was put though a whole host of tests. Here are some excerpts from the review.

 In describing the installation experience. 


“Nothing could be easier than installing Fusion….Fusion’s New Virtual Machine Assistant walks you smoothly through the process of installing a new OS.”

Another notable piece was regarding business and more advanced customers.


“If you’re in a corporate setting or you expect to network your emulated Windows system with other machines, then Fusion is probably the better choice. It’s also the better choice if you’re using legacy apps under Windows XP in an emulated system, because, in my tests, Fusion handled those apps more reliably.” 

PC Magazine concluded by saying,

“Fusion strikes us as preferable to Parallels for expert and experienced users…Fusion gets our Editor’s Choice award.”


Check out the entire PC Magazince review at the link below