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VMware Fusion: Top App for Running Windows on a Mac on a Tight Budget


InformationWeek recently published their list of “Top 19 Mac Apps For Tight Budgets” and VMware Fusion was chosen app to run Windows on the Mac.

Mitch Wagner summarizes why Mac users on a tight budget need VMware Fusion.

The most common use is to run Windows and get access to proprietary Windows apps that are not available for the Mac … As if that’s not cool enough, Fusion will let you do a few more things: You can share data between the "guest operating system" and the Mac. You can set some Windows apps to be the default app for specific kinds of documents. And you can run Windows apps in their own, separate windows on the Mac, so they look more like native Mac apps.

In addition to VMware Fusion, there are a lot of other great apps on the InformationWeek Top 19 Mac Apps list that I personally use daily including TextWrangler, Adium, Evernote, Things, and Tweetie. So, I highly recommend you check out the InformationWeek Top 19 Mac Apps list to find some great apps you may not be using today but should check out.

If you aren’t already using VMware Fusion, download a 30-day trial and see why VMware Fusion is the top app for running Windows on a tight budget.

Entrepreneur: Windows or Mac? You Don’t Have to Choose…


Entrepreneur is an amazing magazine and online resource with great ideas to help you grow your small or medium sized business.

If you are a business owner,  you know that every dollar you spend matters and that is especially true when choosing technology products. You want to choose proven technology products that are easy to use and trouble free in order to focus on what matters to you most, growing your business.

Amanda Kooser in May 2009 issue of Entrepreneur wanted to run Windows on her Mac, but she thought it was too be good to true and was expecting the worst.

Fortunately, Amanda chose VMware Fusion and “it went smoothly”. Amanda found “sharing data is a no brainer“ and that she “…had all my usual Windows applications in action in no time.”

If you want to move to the Mac, but were afraid of losing specialized Windows apps for your business , you don’t have to choose when using VMware Fusion.  Amanda summarizes it best on why entrepreneurs need VMware Fusion.


Which entrepreneurs will want this? New Mac users with legacy Windows programs they can’t give up are an obvious audience. Me? I love both Mac and Windows for different reasons and different applications. Fusion means not having to choose a favorite child


If you are a small business owner that wants to integrate Macs into your business but still need Windows applications,  VMware Fusion makes it simple to standardize on the Mac while not having to spend additional money on a second PC just to run Windows apps you need. With VMware Fusion, you don’t have to choose!

When Redmond Magazine Thinks Fusion, They think “WOW!”

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The awards keep coming fast and furious at the end of the year.

The latest?  Redmond Magazine ("The Independent Voice of the Microsoft IT Community") has awarded VMware Fusion (and VMware ESX Server, and VMware Workstation…I see a trend…) an Editor’s Choice Award .

The best part?  We won the "Biggest ‘Wow’ in an IT Product" award (i.e. "Your jaw just dropped when you first used this product"), beating out Vista’s "Instant Search" and Ubuntu 7.04.

Before everyone says it, yes Redmond Magazine is a pretty geeky enterprise IT publication, but we’ll wear that as a badge of honor.  VMware has had great success over the years by winning the hearts and minds of Sys Admins the world over, making their lives easier and helping them get things done, first with VMware Workstation, then VMware GSX, and then with VMware ESX Server and VMware Infrastructure.

We’re honored to be noted by the IT geek community, and hope that as more and more Macs, both personal and company-owned start flooding into the corporate IT environment, they’ll think of VMware Fusion as the most seamless way to run Windows apps and peripherals on those shiny new Macs, using XP and Vista virtual machines they already built with VMware Workstation.