VMware Fusion 8, Fusion 8 Pro With OS X El Capitan, Windows 10, Always-On Cortana Released
Fusion 8 and Fusion 8 Pro from VMware are now available to download, and comes with full support for Windows 10, OS X 10.11 El Capitan, and of course, always-on Cortana, just like Parallels Desktop 11.
Just like Parallels, Fusion allows users to run Windows on their Mac without having to reboot their machine, so they can get the best of both worlds as seamlessly as possible. But today's update from VMware, in the form of Fusion 8 and Fusion 8 Pro, brings with it a ton of cool features to the fore, making the overall virtualization experience a far better one than before.
The new release of Fusion 8 and Fusion 8 Pro supports DirectX 10 right off the bat, assuring that users get the best there is in terms of graphics performance. Also, VMware took the liberty to add support for all the latest Macs, including those which support the Force Touch trackpad, and furthermore, Fusion 8 and Fusion 8 Pro fully support the new 5K iMac, hence you have all those beautiful pixels at your disposal if you're planning to virtualize Windows 10 on your shiny new computer.
If you're in the ownership of the new 12-inch MacBook, then you'll be pleased to know that the new Fusion 8 and Fusion 8 Pro software fully support the USB Type-C port, so get ready to make more use of that external drive you bought especially for Apple's new 12-inch Retina notebook.
Like we mentioned at the start of this post, Fusion 8 and Fusion 8 Pro both support Windows 10 and OS X 10.11 El Capitan right off the bat, hence users don't have to worry about any sort of compatibility issues whatsoever. Lastly, just like Parallels Desktop 11, users of Fusion 8 and Fusion 8 Pro also get the option of an always-on Cortana.
If you're planning to dive into the world of virtualization, then you can pick up Fusion 8 for a price of $79.99, while Fusion 8 Pro will set you back $199.99. Fusion 8 Pro might be a little too steep on the price, but in return you'll get a ton of great features to further enhance your virtual environment experience. If you're an existing Fusion customer, then you can upgrade for just $49.99 to Fusion 8, while the Pro upgrade will cost you $119.99.
To further entice customers, VMware is tossing in a great offer for Parallels users, where they are entitled for a straight up 40% off on the Fusion 8 or Fusion 8 Pro price tag.
Fusion 8 and Fusion 8 Pro can be downloaded directly from the VMware Store online.
If that isn't a good deal, then we don't know what is.