Home : Blog: Who's Who : Information : Entertainment : Publications : Fitness : Directory : Multimedia : MMA : Forums : Links

 

CompleteMartialArts.com - VMware Fusion [OLD VERSION]

VMware Fusion [OLD VERSION]
List Price: $79.99
Our Price: $64.99
Your Save: $ 15.00 ( 19% )
Availability: Usually ships in 24 hours
Manufacturer: Smith Micro Software Inc.
Average Customer Rating: Average rating of 4.5/5Average rating of 4.5/5Average rating of 4.5/5Average rating of 4.5/5Average rating of 4.5/5

Buy it now at Amazon.com!

Batteries Included: 0
Binding: CD-ROM
Brand: Smith Micro Software Inc.
EAN: 0717103140372
Feature: Run multiple operating systems, including Windows, Linux, and Solaris, on your Macintosh at the same time as Mac OS X--without rebooting; copy or paste between operating systems, or drag and drop files from desktop to desktop
Format: CD-ROM
Label: Smith Micro Software Inc.
Manufacturer: Smith Micro Software Inc.
Model: VMFUSMBX2
Platform: Mac OS X
Publisher: Smith Micro Software Inc.
Release Date: 2007-08-20
Studio: Smith Micro Software Inc.

Features
Run multiple operating systems, including Windows, Linux, and Solaris, on your Macintosh at the same time as Mac OS X--without rebooting; copy or paste between operating systems, or drag and drop files from desktop to desktop
Run Windows applications just like Mac applications--easily launch your Windows applications and switch between all your Windows and Mac applications; use your familiar Mac keyboard shortcuts the whole time
Capture and save the exact state of your virtual machine with VMware Fusion's innovative Snapshot feature; if your Windows virtual machine becomes unresponsive, use the Snapshot feature to rollback to a known stable state with the click of a button
Take full advantage of 64-bit and multi-core processors of your Mac for maximum flexibility--run 64-bit operating systems such as Windows Vista Ultimate 64-bit Edition or leverage Virtual SMP to create and run multi-processor virtual machines
Cutting-edge 3D technology even lets you to play select DirectX 8.1 games on your Mac; get full read/write support for CDs and DVDs and complete USB 2.0 support--even for proprietary video cameras, Bluetooth devices and other Windows-only peripherals

Related Items

Editorial Reviews:

From the proven leader in desktop virtualization comes VMware Fusion--the most seamless way to run Windows applications on your Mac. VMware Fusion combines a clean and intuitive interface that Mac users expect with a virtualization platform trusted by millions of users today. VMware Fusion allows you to launch your Windows applications from the Dock and switch between Windows and Mac applications using Exposé. With the industry's most advanced virtualization technology VMware Fusion is ready for the future and lets you leverage all the hardware available on your Mac to simultaneously run 32 and 64-bit operating systems, use two processors at the same time, run select 3D games and utilize USB 2.0 devices. Access the widest range of USB 2 devices, allocate up to 8GB of memory to virtual machines, run over 60 guest operating systems from DOS to Microsoft Windows Vista, Linux, Solaris, Netware and FreeBSD. Run your Boot Camp partition side-by-side with Mac OS X without any additional setup. Run any of the more than 550 virtual appliances available from VMware Virtualize your existing PC with the free VMware Converter Starter Built Exclusively for the Mac - Built with features such as customizable toolbars, easy-to-manage virtual machine packages, and much more The powerful Unity feature transforms your Windows applications and gives you a seamless Mac experience Requires Any Intel Mac computer with a 1.5GHz or faster Intel processor; 512MB of RAM (1GB or more recommended)


Spotlight customer reviews:

Customer Rating: Average rating of 4/5Average rating of 4/5Average rating of 4/5Average rating of 4/5Average rating of 4/5
Summary: Works well, but you may want a memory upgrade
Comment: I bought this for my work MacBook so that I could continue to run a few essential XP applications.

Pros:
* Seamless XP App integration with Unity
* Free upgrade to 2.x
* Downloadable utility to import your old Windows PC image saves a ton of reinstall work.
* Plenty of available VMware images containing Open Source OS's available to tinker with.

Cons:
* Watch the fine print on the rebate - I sent mine in > 30 days later and the request was denied. One would think hanging onto the funds a bit longer would mean more interest earned.
* If your Mac crashes while your guest is open, be prepared to recover the guest disk image from backup.
* Adequate guest performance requires a substantial amount of host memory if you plan on running Mac native apps as well.

Customer Rating: Average rating of 5/5Average rating of 5/5Average rating of 5/5Average rating of 5/5Average rating of 5/5
Summary: This Product makes MAC's work...
Comment: In a Windows world this software is crucial for those who want to enjoy the wonders of Mac but don't want to be isolated from the rest of the world. I have had no problem running Windows programs with this software and the integration and networking with the Mac keeps on getting better. I do not run games on it or other graphic intensive programs, but I gather that this might be the programs only weakness. However, in this area the programs keeps on getting better. It is a must have, you won't regret getting it.

Customer Rating: Average rating of 4/5Average rating of 4/5Average rating of 4/5Average rating of 4/5Average rating of 4/5
Summary: Much better than Parallels
Comment: Although I had an older version of Parallels, which I installed about a year and a half ago (so it may be improved now), I found VMware Fusion much easier to install and found that it worked perfectly, hooking up my internet connections almost automatically thru my existing Airport. Parallels, meanwhile, was a total hassle to connect to the internet. I am not a geek, and although I appreciate using the latest technology, I need it to be intuitive; this product does that for me. I also love the fact that I can seamlessly switch between Windows and Mac OS, drag and drop files between the two systems; it's almost as though the guys at Apple designed this! I love it.

Customer Rating: Average rating of 5/5Average rating of 5/5Average rating of 5/5Average rating of 5/5Average rating of 5/5
Summary: Use to upgrade to Version 2 at half the price!
Comment: The best thing about this is that it can be used to upgrade to Fusion 2.0 immediately. I opened the box and just used the serial number to register and activate my Version 2.0 demo. Basically you just instantly save half your money to start! I don't know why anyone wouldn't just buy this Version until it is no longer available... the box with a different picture??

Customer Rating: Average rating of 5/5Average rating of 5/5Average rating of 5/5Average rating of 5/5Average rating of 5/5
Summary: Works great on my Mac
Comment: Just purchased a Mac and wanted to run Windows as a window within Mac. This software is great. It came as version 1 but as soon as I installed it I was prompted to update to the latest version. Another update has come out and I will probably do that in a few months, I hesitate to update anything when it is running so well and I am a real neophyte on the Mac.


Buy it now at Amazon.com!




Top 50 Martial Arts Topsites List

Copyright © 1999-2008 CompleteMartialArts.com. All rights reserved.
powered by My Amazon Store Manager v 2.0, © Stringer Software Solutions