VMware Fusion 13.5

Run various OS on your Mac and share files with them.
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Access a virtualization environment and run various OS, like different versions of Windows or Linux on your Mac. Assign an IP address in your home network to your virtual machine and transfer files between operating systems. Run a virtual machine in full-screen or in the Unity mode that simulates macOS on other platforms.

VMware Fusion is a virtualization environment for the Mac. It is a product specifically developed for the Mac. Fusion allows you to install a Windows operating system that runs within Mac OS X. You can even share your files with Windows. Both OSs run simultaneously, and you can even assign an IP address in your home network to your virtual machine.

Installing an operating system on your VMware Fusion is incredibly easy. All you really need is a copy of the OS and some 10 minutes. Really, that's all it takes on the latest generation Macs. You can even preload your serial key and your username for a totally unattended installation. Once the new system is set up, VMware Fusion installs VM Tools, a set of applications that help the integration between your Windows VM and Mac OS X. You can drag and drop files between the two OSs.

Virtual Machines can be run in full-screen or in a very innovative mode called Unity. In Unity, all your Windows applications are run as if they were Mac applications. They will go to the Doc and you can call on them from the VMware menu.

The newer versions of VMware support all major operatiing systems, like all versions of Windows and most distributions of Linux. The installation wizards are of great help. more

JF Senior editor
José Fernández
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Review summary


  • Quick cross-system file transfer
  • Virtualization configuration
  • Low system resource use


  • May fail to establish a VM

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This is BS. You have to register with VM Ware, giving them your full address, your telephone number and your business phone number which they check against some sort of database and if it isn't already in there you can't download the program. What a sly way to capture people's information and then not offering to let you just download VM Ware Fusion Player, the only program they say on their website that's free! The only way to get it is to pay for it upfront after giving them all your info!! Ridiculous!

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Just tried again....they have the worst effing website, comparable to Adobe licencing....signin...click a link to "buy" or download software...they log you out again or say "whoops....blah...blah...". Signed in for last time to remove my just newly created account...can't even do that. I am not impressed.

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