On current Intel processors with the Mac virtualizer more power with simultaneously optimized battery life is possible, so VMware. In addition, VMware Fusion 7 takes over typical design elements from Yosemite. The Pro version also provides new connectivity options to VMware’s private cloud infrastructure.
The VMware Fusion 7 virtualization solution also supports the upcoming Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite. This was communicated by VMware during the presentation of the software. The Mac virtualizer is said to offer numerous performance improvements with optimized battery life. The Professional version also provides new connectivity options to VMware’s private cloud infrastructure. The solution supports over 200 operating systems.
Logo VMware Fusion 7VMware Fusion 7 inherits typical Yosemite design elements such as the translucent background image, simplified toolbars, and dock icons. By using the Yosemite control features a consistent experience should become possible. Also for new functions of Windows 8.1, Windows 8.1 Pro and Windows 8.1 Enterprise, the Mac virtualizer is ready. In addition to Mac applications, you can run Windows Store apps.
Windows and Mac applications should now be able to run faster than ever due to the optimization for current Intel processors. VMware promises up to 43 percent performance improvement in CPU-intensive operations as well as running Windows software with “near-native performance.” It has also improved the appearance of Windows and its applications on Retina displays. In addition, VMware Fusion supports 7 touchscreens.
As before, up to 16 vCPUs, virtual disks up to 8 TB and up to 64 GB of RAM can be created in virtual machines. The previously limited to 128 MB video memory can now be assigned up to 2 GB. This will allow additional performance enhancement for graphics-intensive applications.
The extended support for App Nap should ensure a longer battery life. To achieve optimized performance with the lowest possible power consumption, VMware Fusion 7 switches between the two GPUs of a MacBook Pro.
In addition, VMware Fusion 7 Pro allows you to use iSight video-conferencing cameras on a Windows virtual machine. The Professional version differs but above all by their additional connection options. Connect to VMware vSphere, ESXi, or Workstation to extend virtual machines to the cloud.
According to VMware, the two new versions of the Mac virtualizer offer over 50 new features. Fusion 7 offers it for 59.95 euros, Fusion 7 Pro for 129.95 euros. Upgrades from the previous versions cost 44.95 euros or 68.95 euros.