Software Update: VMware Fusion 6.0 build 1296151

VMware has released version 6.0 of Fusion. Fusion is to OS X what Workstation and Player are to Windows and Linux. The program makes it possible to create virtual machines on an OS X machine equipped with an Intel processor. In this way it is possible, for example, to run Windows, Linux or Solaris alongside the existing operating system. The main improvements made in version 6.0 can be found below.

Designed for OS X Mavericks
Get a more Mac-like experience when running Windows applications on a Mac. The VMware Fusion 6 enhanced user interface makes working with your Windows applications quicker and easier. Extend the unique features of Mavericks to your Windows environment such as taking full advantage of every display connected to your Mac with multiple display support. Use AirPlay to view your Windows environment on your HDTV. VMware Fusion 6 also lets you use the OS X Mavericks dictation feature throughout Windows applications on your Mac. (Complete support for OS X Mavericks depends on the final release of the operating system.)

Ride Mavericks
Run OS X Mavericks in a virtual machine with VMware Fusion 6. Get more from your Mac by running OS X Mavericks and OS X Mavericks Server in virtual machines. Leveraging decades of innovation in leading the virtualization revolution, VMware Fusion 6 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 Metro applications side-by-side with your Mac applications. With VMware Fusion 6, view Metro applications in Launchpad and the Applications folder or put Metro Apps in the dock in Unity mode. VMware Fusion 6 supports Windows 8.1, Windows 8.1 Pro and Windows 8.1 Enterprise. (Complete support for Windows 8.1 depends on the final release of the operating system.)

Near Native Performance
With a highly optimized 64-bit engine and multicore processing power that makes the most effective use of the latest Intel Haswell processors, VMware Fusion 6 runs Windows and Mac applications side-by-side faster than ever. VMware Fusion 6 leverages the Mac’s faster memory, faster SSD performance and greater power under the hood, to let you run Windows applications at incredible speeds.

The Most Powerful Virtual Machines
With VMware Fusion 6, you can now create virtual machines with up to 16 vCPUs, 8 TB virtual disks, and up to 64 GB of memory to run the most demanding applications. With powerful 3D graphics and support for OpenGL 2.1 and DirectX 9.0c Shader Model 3 graphics, VMware Fusion 6 will make running highly demanding 3D applications like AutoCAD or SolidWorks a breeze.

Maximize Your Battery Life
Optimized to give you the fastest performance while least impacting the power of your Mac, VMware Fusion 6 ensures that every watt of power coming out of your Mac’s battery is used as efficiently as possible.

Retina Display Optimization
Windows never looked so good with Retina Display optimization for a crisp and detailed experience of your Windows applications.

Enhanced Connectivity
Extend your Mac’s connectivity to your Windows environment and take advantage of USB 3 support for ultra-fast file transfers, 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. VMware Fusion 6 also has 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
VMware Fusion 6 enhances the way you experience Windows applications on a Mac. From its streamlined user experience and improved PC migration assistant, to easier installation of virtual machines and more granular selection of computer resources, everything has been enhanced to give users an even better way to experience Windows on a Mac.

Easier Virtual Machine Installation
The new virtual machine installation assistant has been entirely redesigned to provide an incredibly easy way to install new virtual machines 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.

More Control Over Your Mac’s Resources
The new virtual machine settings menu incorporates many improvements to give you even more control over your virtual machines. For example, you now get dynamic indicators to warn you if you are allocating too much of your Mac’s resources to virtual machines.

Updated Learning Center
The updated Learning Center lets you access a wide range of videos directly from within VMware 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

Version number 6.0 build 1296151
Release status Final
Operating systems macOS
Website VMware
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License type Shareware