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Monthly Archives: October 2013

VMware Fusion 6 and OS X Mavericks: the perfect combo!

Today Apple announced the immediate availability of OS X Mavericks and we could not be happier to report that VMware Fusion 6 runs smoothly!

VMware Fusion 6 and Fusion 6 Professional also provide support for new OS X Mavericks capabilities:

  • Mavericks multiple display support: Windows and Mac desktops displayed simultaneously in separate displays—just swipe to move between them
  • Display your Windows environment on your HDTV via AirPlay using an Apple TV
  • Run OS X Mavericks as a virtual machine
  • Create OS X Mavericks virtual machines directly from the OS X Recovery Partition
  • Add Windows files to Finder tabs (when using the Fusion Shared Folders feature)
  • Tag Windows files (when using the Fusion Shared Folders feature)

In addition, VMware Fusion 6 and Fusion 6 Professional support dictation for Windows applications, including Mavericks enhanced dictation for Macs not connected to the Internet.

VMware Fusion 6 and Fusion 6 Professional also pair nicely with the newly announced Macs:

  • Optional font size adjustment for an even crisper Windows environments on Retina display Macs
  • Updated virtualization engine that can support up to 16 vCPUs and 64GB of RAM per virtual machine.
  • Up to 25% faster performance (compared with Fusion 5) when running Windows 7

We hope you enjoy Mavericks and Fusion 6! Feel free to drop us a line below or on our Facebook or Twitter pages.

To buy or upgrade to VMware Fusion 6, click here.

To buy or upgrade to VMware Fusion 6 Professional, click here.

To try VMware Fusion 6 or VMware Fusion 6 Professional for 30 days, click here for Fusion 6 and here for Fusion 6 Professional.

The Fusion Team

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Availability Update

Today Microsoft is making Windows 8.1 available for purchase.

If you already have Windows 8, beginning on October 17th you can download the Windows 8.1 update for free from the Windows Store.

If you’re a Windows 7 and below user, you can purchase a Windows 8.1 DVD and have it shipped to you from the Windows Store starting today, October 18th.

If you have installed the Windows 8.1 Preview, and want to update to Window 8.1, check out this page for more information.

However you acquire Windows 8.1, VMware Fusion 6 and Fusion 6 Professional are ready now to run Windows 8.1 Home, Professional, and Enterprise on your Mac. You’ll be able to start in desktop mode, view Metro applications in Launchpad and the Applications folder, or pin Metro apps in the dock when in Unity mode. Fusion 6 also supports Windows 8.1 application-style startup menu. You’ll also be able to launch Windows 8.1 from a Boot Camp partition included on 2013 Macs.

Your installation process for Windows 8.1 will depend on whether you’re downloading an update or installing from a DVD.  Whatever the process, the new installation assistant in VMware Fusion 6 will walk you through the process in no time.

Enjoy Windows 8.1!

–The Fusion Team