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Bryan M. Wolfe
| September 4, 2013
VMware Fusion 6 Launches Offering Support For OS X Mavericks And Windows 8.1
VMware has announced the release of VMware Fusion 6. The latest version of the virtualization software launches just days after Parallels Desktop 9 arrived from its biggest competitor. VMware Fusion 6 adds support for OS X Mavericks and Windows 8.1. Both products are launching very soon from Apple and Microsoft, respectively. [caption id="attachment_458105" align="aligncenter" width="580"] VMware Fusion 6[/caption] Features include:
Designed for Mac OS X Mavericks - Extend the unique features of Mavericks to a Windows environment, such as taking full advantage of every display connected to a Mac with multiple display support and enhanced dictation support in Windows applications. Ready for Windows 8.1 - Get the most out of Windows 8.1 by running Windows Store applications side-by-side with Mac applications. With VMware Fusion 6, users can access Windows Store applications in Launchpad or the Applications folder and put them in the Dock in Unity mode. Optimized for the Latest Macs - VMware Fusion 6 is optimized for the latest Macs taking advantage of Intel's latest Haswell processors for even better battery life and even faster performance when running Windows applications. Create the Most Powerful Virtual Machines - Create virtual machines with support for up to 16 vCPUs, 8 TB virtual disks, and up to 64 GB of memory to run the most demanding Windows applications on a Mac. Enhanced User Interface - From its streamlined user experience and improved PC migration assistant, to easier installation of Windows and more granular selection of computer resources, everything has been enhanced to give users an even better way to run Windows on a Mac.Available for download in the VMware Store, Vmware Fusion 6 is priced at $59.99. Users of VMware Fusion 4.x, 5.x, or 5x Professional will receive a $10 discount. Anyone who had purchased VMware Fusion 5 after Aug. 1 will receive the update for free. VMware Fusion 6 Professional is also available and priced at $129.99. See also: Parallels Access Brings PC And Mac Applications To The iPad. [gallery columns="4"]