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vmware Fusion 4

  • True Mac Installation Experience
  • Less impact on your Mac
  • Lion on Lion – OS X Lion in a virtual machine
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Model

Brand
vmware
Model
FUS4-ENG-M-PRO

Spec

Name
Fusion 4
Operating Systems Supported
Mac OS
System Requirements
The minimum system requirements for installing and using VMware Fusion 4 are:

Any 64-­-bit capable Intel Mac. (Compatible with Core 2 Duo, Xeon, i3, i5, i7 processors or better)
Minimum 2GB of RAM (4GB or more recommended)
750MB free disk space for VMware Fusion and at least 5GB for each virtual machine
Mac OS X 10.6.7 or later; OS X Lion recommended

Operating system installation media (disk or disk image) for virtual machines

NOTE: You must have enough memory to run Mac OS X, plus the memory required for each guest operating system and for applications on the Mac and in the virtual machine. For most people, 4 GB will provide a great experience when running Windows XP and Windows 7. See your guest operating system and application documentation for their memory requirements.

Recommended graphics hardware for Windows Aero support:
NVIDIA 8600M or better
ATI 2600 or better
Packaging
Retail

Features

Features
VMware Fusion 4 makes it easy to run your Windows and Mac applications side by side with incredible speed and the reliability you need. Thanks to more than 90 new features, including optimization for today's multicore Macs and OS X Lion, it's never been easier to run Windows on a Mac.

Why VMware Fusion?
Easily Run Windows Programs on a Mac
Experience Windows programs the same way you use Mac applications. Launch Windows programs directly from the Dock, Spotlight or Launchpad and view them in Mission Control. Easily interact with Windows programs using Mac shortcuts and OS X Lion gestures.

Made by the Virtualization Leader
Get the speed and reliability that can only be delivered by the leader in virtualization. Used by 96 percent of Fortune 1000 companies, VMware has won more than 280 awards for its virtualization software.

More Compatible than Ever Before
With added support for virtualizing OS X Lion as well as more than 200 other operating systems, VMware Fusion 4 will turn your Mac into the most compatible computer you've ever owned.

Learning Center
Get the most out of VMware Fusion 4 with the new learning center. Learn how to get started, transfer your entire PC to your Mac, or install a new copy of Windows and more through step-by-step easy-to-view video tutorials.

Support When You Need It
For added peace of mind, we've included 18 months of free email support and a 12-month complimentary subscription to McAfee VirusScan Plus to protect your Windows environment.

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  • Randy P.
  • 6/16/2012 6:34:42 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsLike it.

Pros: Works great on my late 1011 MacBook Pro. Created a VM for Win7 64-bit. Loaded up and works seamlessly. Sorta like the VMware Workstation that on my PC. Incredibly low price for such a good product. Plan to load a Linux VM for database work soon.

Cons: Took a little getting used to on a Mac but that just my own learning. Was still intuitive enough for someone not real familiar with a Mac to be able to use it so not really a con.

Other Thoughts: Pretty good product. No complaints.

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  • John S.
  • 3/1/2012 1:43:58 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsBEWARE - ZERO CUSTOMER SERVICE

Pros: Says that it will run Windows seamlessly with OS X on a Mac.

Cons: Unbelievably bad customer service

(Review cont. from "Other thoughts") She said that she needed this information for the team or committee which was reviewing my "case" and that she was only collecting information, nothing else; and that she had no idea when they would decide on what to do.

Well, I hit the roof- I wrote back and told them that I was tired of having my veracity questioned on a matter which would have cost them ZERO dollars (or rupees, if you like). They are spending more money internally "investigating" me and my small problem than it would cost them to simply let me license either my disk copy or let me download a copy with a license key from their site. I wrote them back that i had no further interest in pursuing a matter that was worth no more money than a cheap dinner for two. It simply isn't worth my time. SO........the message here is that if you buy this product, and have a problem, they will do everything in their power to keep from having to help you.

Other Thoughts: I purchased the box copy of this product, and when it was time to install it, I discovered that there was no license key and registration in the box. I emailed VMware and explained the problem to them. The next day I got a very rude phone call from a woman in India who said that they were going to stop selling the package in retail stores and only sell it online because "customers kept losing the registration card" (not me, mine was never there) and that there was nothing that she could do for me. I wrote a followup email to VMware about their rude representative, an promptly receive an email from another woman in India who assured me that all would be made right. Today, I received another email from her asking that I (1) fax them a copy of the original invoice and receipt, and (2) attempt to raise the issue up the line at the merchant where I purchased it. (I think this is also know as "make somebody else pay for our mistake.) (See Cons for remainder of my review)

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  • John W.
  • 1/19/2012 11:02:45 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsDoes the job

Pros: Windows on a Mac without rebooting. Awesome! Also lets you use other OSes or VM clones.

Cons: Sometimes flaky.

Other Thoughts: If you have a Mac and need Windows this is a great choice. My wife runs Parallels so I can compare the two. Parallels seems a little more refined for the purpose of running Windows as the integration features are more seamless but if you want to run other operating systems this is your program. VMWare offers many excellent tools for converting existing machines to VMs which can run under Fusion. Put a PC on a flash drive and run it on your Mac. Also, unlike Parallels Fusion can run Windows programs from Launchpad which is cool. I knocked an egg since programs you don't want showing up in Launchpad are sometimes placed there and Fusion offers no way to remove them. Also I've had a few times when Fusion was flakey for no good reason but overall it has worked well.

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  • Nathaniel L.
  • 12/2/2011 11:05:02 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGood program...

Pros: I like VMware Fusion 4 because it is faster than Parallels in my experience and allows easy migration of your pc unlike the free program called Virtual Box. Parallels and Virtual Box are good programs, I have just found Fusion 4 to be the best.

Cons: Bogs down computer when playing games, of course. I had to buy 8 more GB of ram for my iMac late '09.

Other Thoughts: I got the program for $29.99 as a black friday deal!

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