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- In VMware Fusion, first power down a virtual machine. You can’t do this while a virtual machine is powered on or suspended. In the main VMware Fusion window, select a virtual machine and click the “Refresh Disk Space” icon to the right of its disk usage, at the bottom right corner of the window.
- There is no free version of VMware Workstation Player for Mac OS X. Neither the GNU/Linux version nor the version from BSD Ports will work. Mac is not a cost-effective platform for running VMware player, thus its free trial is not provided. VMware sells a Mac version of their product called VMware Fusion. You may use that for a trial period of.
- VMware Fusion Player allows you to create new VMs, containers, and Kubernetes Clusters. You can run Windows applications side by side with Mac applications. Besides, 3D graphics were enhanced with DirectX 11 and eGPU support.
VMware Fusion: Powerfully Simple Virtual Machines for Mac. VMware Fusion Pro and VMware Fusion Player Desktop Hypervisors give Mac users the power to run Windows on Mac along with hundreds of other operating systems, containers or Kubernetes clusters, side by side with Mac applications, without rebooting.Fusion products are simple enough for home users and powerful enough for IT.
If you want to learn more about what Fusion does and how it can help you run your Windows and Linux applications on your Intel-based Mac, visit the Fusion product page. To view or ask questions about Fusion, visit the VMware Fusion Community.
The following video describes what is new in Fusion 10.
VMWare Fusion Editor's ReviewVMWare Fusion is a virtualization application that gives you the possibility to use multiple operating systems at the same time.
VMWare Fusion is the direct competitor of Parallels Desktop. Basically, they do the same thing, but the difference between these applications is in some of the features that you can't find in both of them.
The first thing that the application requires is a serial number. Even though this is a public beta build, it won't work without a registration. You can register for free on the producer's Website. Even though the key is the same for all users, I won't publish it here in order to avoid legal issues.
After the application is properly installed, you can start right away to use your fresh virtual machine. The first thing that I looked for was to run the installed copy of Windows XP from this Mac via Boot Camp. Unfortunately VMWare doesn't have this kind of support. This kind of functionality is available only for Parallels.
The good thing about VMWare is its distribution of pre-configured operating systems that can be run by this application. I've downloaded a pre-configured copy of a Open Source Operating System, Ubuntu Edgy Eft. The virtual machine worked quite well during the tests.
Since Edgy Eft is a desktop distribution, I tried to simulate an every day usage of this OS. The guest operating system behaved quite well. The speed of the guest OS was quite good.
VMWare Fusion has a very flexible hardware configuration of its virtual machines. Behind its interface, the application hides a quite strong engine. VMWare Inc. has a lot of experience with virtualization software for Windows and Linux. This product looks like a strong one, but in its early time of development.
VMWare Fusion uses the set of programs called VMWare Tools on this version too. With VMWare Tools installed, the guest operating system has a better integration with the virtualization software, a better speed and stability, and, of course, better driver support.
Pluses: it can run operating systems as a virtual machine, it has good flexibility, it can use operating systems that are freely distributed over the Internet.
Drawbacks / flaws: it can't run an operating system that has been installed via Boot Camp, the current operating systems sometimes have poor driver support for VMWare.