VMWare has announced the release of VMWare Fusion 7 with support for OS X Yosmite and Windows 8.1, along with improved performance and optimization. VMWare has one of the best virtualization solutions available for Mac and the latest release stays true to its reputation.
Even though Yosemite has not been finalized and released to the public, VMWare 7 has included support for it. Users can either use Yosemite to use VMWare 7 or use Yosemite inside it via virtualization. Similarly, support is also included for Windows 8.1, allowing users to run Windows native apps in Unity mode, making it seem as if they are part of OS X. If you have not used Unity mode, here is what it looks like.
You get an almost seamless integration of Windows apps with OS X, while VMWare hides the Windows desktop and UI which you likely don’t need to use. If you need to use it though, you can use it in a windowed or full screen mode.
Other features include Retina Display optimization for users who have Retina MacBooks. The company also touts improvements to performance and battery efficiency.
If you are a virtualization user, give the new Fusion 7 a free try by going to their website.