Review: Run Windows 10 on your Mac using VMware’s Fusion 8

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If the goal is hosting Windows (or Linux) on a Mac using a Type 2 hypervisor, Fusion8 is the tool for you. There’s a Standard version for end users and a Pro version for developers, as VMware wants to capture as many developers as it can and corral them into its ecosystem of products.

Both editions carry enhanced graphics capabilities, as well as excellent integration of the host Mac OS X GUI with the guest operating system. Fusion 8 provides a near transparent UI with Windows 7+ operating system functionalities, including Windows 10.

The Pro Edition developer features partially depend on the future arrival of connecting bits, and the movement of VMware ecosystem pieces from beta to production.

VMware does not follow the subscription model, like competitor Parallel’s For Mac 11, and the total cost of a Window on Mac deployment via Fusion 8 edition is creeping up.

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