The Fusion team is hard at work on the next version. Their newest Tech Preview has a great new feature: Fusion can now connect to ESXi and vCenter Server. William Lam has a blog post with plenty of details!
I love easter eggs. They’re a great user experience if done right. They make people feel more connected to your product because they know one of its secrets. Easter eggs remind people that there are real people behind what they’re using. They let the team show some personality and a sense of humor.
I’ll leave it as an exercise for the reader to discover other easter eggs …
Before I get swept up in all of the VMworld madness, I’d better not forget to let you know that Fusion 5 has been released! I’ve been dogfooding it for awhile, and ’tis awesome. It works well with both Mountain Lion and Windows 8, not to mention the Retina display on the new MacBook Pro.
The thing that I’ve noticed the most is that Fusion 5 has made some great strides in performance. I used to have to be careful with running Fusion if I wasn’t going to be near a power outlet soon, but now I don’t worry about it.
The Fusion team is hard at work on the next version of Fusion. You can buy Fusion 4 now, and be eligible for a free upgrade to the next version when it comes out. Full details are on the Fusion blog.
We’ve been saying it for awhile: Fusion is the best way to run Windows on your Mac. And now, Macworld agrees with us, concluding that “Fusion comes out ahead”. Go read the whole article, it’s got a lot of great points. I especially like that Macworld appreciates how we handle window integration with OS X.
Hello world! Desktop virtualization just got a whole lot better with the release of VMware Fusion 4.
I’ve been using internal builds of Fusion 4 for months, which is one of the perks of being a VMware employee1. It’s been awesome to watch it come together. I’ve especially liked the performance improvements. As a 64-bit Cocoa app, it got a fair performance boost over Fusion 3 just from that. The development team has also done some performance tuning that’s turned it up a couple of notches too.
Personally, I’ve got a Win7 VM on my work machine right now. I keep on meaning to burn through a bunch of disk space and install a bunch of other OSes2, and with the Win8 preview out there, I’ll probably check that one out too.
Fusion 4 is $50 through the end of the year, and I hear that there are coupon codes out there (as of this writing, I see that there’s one in the comments of the blog post I linked above) to knock it down even further. Go forth and purchase!