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VMware Fusion Get the “Royal Treatment” from District Administration Magazine

District Administration magazine is the go-to publication for
administrators of K-12 education institution  who are looking for better, more successful ways to run their schools.

A big part of success in the modern school has to do with technology, and as most tech-heads know, the Mac has always had a special spot in the Education space.

The challenge of course is that there are key applications that are must haves in education, applications like Visual StudioQuicken and more, that need Windows to run. 

Ken Royal, the technology editor for District Administration magazine, of course, has been tracking virtualization as a way to address this problem for quite some time.

However, only just recently did VMware Fusion come across Ken’s radar as a great way to run Windows on Mac.  How much does he like it?

Well, according to his coverage, the web development department at District Administration magazine are switching over to VMware Fusion as their standard for running Windows on Mac.  A telling quote from the post:

"Yes, it’s faster [than Parallels]. I had been experiencing some pretty drastic system
slowdowns and had to do some fixes – it wasn’t intuitive for me. With
VMware Fusion I didn’t have to do anything."

We’re glad to see Ken and the other editors at District Administration getting value out of the software, and the more that VMware Fusion can help create more scenes like the below, the better!


According to MacLife Magazine, We’re ggggrrreeaaattt!

  MacLife magazine has released their review of VMware Fusion, and we’re happy to say that they agree with our users:   VMware Fusion earned a "Great" rating, with a score of 4 out of 5.

As reviewer Christopher Phin put it, "While this is the first version of Fusion, the software shows remarkable polish.  It feels like Mac software, bundling all the files for a virtual machine into a Mac OS X package, rather than leaving config files, hard disk documents, and other files loose on your drive." 

Chris also liked the fact that VMware Fusion supports two cores in a virtual machine, and will run virtual machines with 64-bit operating systems, making VMware Fusion the most powerful way to run Windows on a Mac.

Thanks for the review Chris!

How many moose would YOU give VMware Fusion?

http://akappleug.org/reviews/img/5moose2in.jpg Combing through my Google Alerts this morning, I was pleased to see that VMware Fusion had garnered another positive product review in the blogosphere .

I was that much more excited when I clicked through, only to realize that the Alaskan Apple Users Group had awarded VMware Fusion their highest accolade for a Mac software product: the fabled "Five Mooses" (pictured above).

Excellent! The team is honored to add another positive highlight to the growing stack of reviews and award, and would like to thank the Alaskan Apple User’s Group and the reviewer, Ronald Schoedel, for their support!