VMware heeft versie 7.0 van Fusion uitgebracht. Fusion is voor OS X wat Workstation en Player zijn voor Windows en Linux. Het programma maakt het mogelijk om virtuele machines aan te maken op een met een Intel-processor uitgeruste OS X-machine. Op die manier is het mogelijk om bijvoorbeeld Windows, Linux of Solaris naast het bestaande besturingssysteem te draaien. In versie 7.0 is onder meer ondersteuning voor OS X Yosemite toegevoegd en gaat het programma beter om met Retina-schermen. De complete release notes zijn hieronder te vinden:
Designed for OS X Yosemite
Get a more Mac-like experience when running Windows applications on a Mac. The Fusion 7 updated Yosemite look and feel makes working with your Windows applications feel cleaner and more refined. Adopting Yosemite’s key design cues such as translucency in windows, streamlined toolbars and simplified Dock icon, Fusion 7 adds more dimension when managing virtual machines. Fusion 7 also leverages Yosemite’s control features to ensure a consistent experience across the operating system such as entering full screen when clicking the green “stoplight”, or being able to search and open your virtual machines or Windows applications directly from Spotlight.
Discover OS X Yosemite by running it in a virtual machine with Fusion 7. Get more from your Mac by running OS X Yosemite and OS X Yosemite Server in virtual machines. Leveraging decades of innovation in leading the virtualization revolution, Fusion 7 is the most reliable way to develop and test new applications for the Mac and iOS.
Ready for Windows 8.1
Get the most out of Windows 8.1 new features directly on your Mac and run Windows Store apps side-by-side with your Mac applications. With Fusion 7, view Windows Store applications in Launchpad and the Applications folder or put Windows Store Apps in the dock in Unity mode. Fusion 7 supports Windows 8.1, Windows 8.1 Pro and Windows 8.1 Enterprise.
With a highly optimized 64-bit engine and multicore processing power that makes the most effective use of the latest Intel Haswell processors, Fusion 7 runs Windows and Mac applications side-by-side faster than ever. Fusion 7 delivers up to 43% improvement in CPU intensive operations like multimedia, encryption/decryption, and other strenuous performance tests. Leveraging the Mac's faster memory, faster SSD performance and greater power under the hood, Fusion 7 lets you run Windows applications at incredible speeds.
The Most Powerful Virtual Machines
With Fusion 7, you can create virtual machines with up to 16 vCPUs, 8TB virtual disks, and up to 64 GB of memory to run the most demanding applications. You can now give graphics-intensive applications an additional boost by allocating up to 2GB of video memory to a virtual machine. And with powerful 3D graphics and support for OpenGL 2.1 and DirectX 9.0c Shader Model 3 graphics, Fusion 7 will make running highly demanding 3D applications like AutoCAD or SolidWorks a breeze.
With enhanced App Nap support, Fusion 7 ensures that every watt of power coming out of your Mac's battery is used as efficiently as possible. If your MacBook Pro comes with a discrete GPU as well as an integrated GPU, Fusion 7 will automatically switch between the two GPUs to give you the ultimate performance while least impacting your battery life.
Retina Display Optimization
Windows never looked so good with Retina Display optimization for a crisp and detailed experience of your Windows applications. If your Mac has a native Retina display or is connected to one, Fusion 7 ensures you get a seamless experience when running Windows across Retina and non-Retina displays.
Extend your Mac's connectivity to your Windows environment and take advantage of USB 3 support for ultra-fast file transfers or use AirPlay to view your Windows environment on your HDTV. Fusion 7 can also take advantage of popular ports in Macs such as the SDXC card reader to import and view your photos directly in Windows and view them on an external monitor or TV using the Thunderbolt port or HDMI port of your Mac. Fusion 7 comes with support for HD audio with 5.1 surround sound and Bluetooth 4.0 wireless technology. (USB3 support requires Windows 8 or higher)
Designed for Ease of Use
Fusion 7 enhances the way you experience Windows applications on a Mac. From its streamlined installation, to its different view modes and gestures integration with OS X, everything has been designed to give users the best way to experience Windows on a Mac.
Easy Virtual Machine Installation
The virtual machine installation assistant provides an incredibly easy way to install new operating systems on your Mac, whether installing from a Windows disc, migrating an existing PC, running Windows from a Boot Camp partition or installing OS X from a recovery partition.
Full Screen View
For a complete Windows experience, run Windows in full screen on one display or across multiple displays connected to your Mac.
Single Window View
To keep your Windows applications separate from your Mac environment, run Windows in single window view.
For a fully integrated experience, run Windows in Unity to run Windows applications without seeing Windows.
Experience Windows applications like Mac applications In Unity mode and toggle between full screen Windows and Mac applications, access Exposé, show Launchpad, view Mission Control or show your desktop using OS X gestures.
Use Specific Windows-only Devices on Your Mac
Fusion 7 lets you use Windows-only USB or Bluetooth devices on your Mac—from GPS receivers, to cell phones or mp3 players and other input devices that are only supported in Windows.
Updated Learning Center
The updated Learning Center lets you access a wide range of videos directly from within Fusion. Get access to step-by-step easy to view videos that will help you get started with running Windows on a Mac. Popular videos include purchasing and installing Windows from the comfort of your Mac, and migrating your Windows PC to your Mac