The Best Way to Run Windows on a Mac 1
VMware Fusion® 5 is recommended for home users who are looking for the easiest, fastest and most reliable way to run Windows programs on a Mac.
Easily Switch From a PC to a Mac
Now it’s easier than ever to transfer your entire PC to your Mac and make the most of your Windows software investment with VMware Fusion’s PC migration assistant for Windows. Get the best of both worlds and have access to your Windows programs and all your files from your old PC directly on your Mac, whenever you need them.
Run Your Favorite Windows Programs
Run your favorite Windows programs alongside Mac applications without rebooting. Whether you want to run Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8 on a Mac, VMware Fusion’s easy install feature will get you up and running in no time. With the ability to run Windows-only programs like Microsoft Project, Access and Internet Explorer, VMware Fusion turns your Mac into the ultimate computer for compatibility.
Running Windows Programs on a Mac Couldn't Be Easier
VMware Fusion 5 makes it easier than ever to run Windows on a Mac. Run Windows programs the same way you use Mac applications, with seamless copy-and-paste, drag-and-drop, and networking and printing that require no additional setup.
Run Windows Programs Like Mac Applications
Launch Windows programs directly from the Dock, Spotlight or Launchpad and view them in Exposé, Spaces and Mission Control as if they were Mac applications. Easily interact with Windows programs using Mac shortcuts and intuitive gestures.
Choose How You Want to Experience your Windows Programs
Full Screen View
For a complete Windows experience, run Windows in full screen on one display or across multiple displays connected to your Mac.
Single Window View
To keep your Windows programs separate from your Mac environment, run Windows in single window view.
For a fully integrated experience, run Windows in Unity to run Windows programs without seeing Windows.
Experience your Windows programs like Mac applications In Unity mode and use OS X gestures to toggle between full screen Windows and Mac applications, access Exposé, show Launchpad, view Mission Control or show your desktop.
Use Specific Windows-only Devices on Your Mac
VMware Fusion 5 lets you use Windows-only USB or Bluetooth devices on your Mac—from GPS receivers, to cell phones or mp3 players and other input devices that are only supported in Windows.
The Perfect Complement to Boot Camp
No more choosing between Windows or Mac at startup, VMware Fusion lets you run Windows and Mac applications side-by-side directly from your existing Boot Camp partition.
We've Got You Covered
For added peace of mind, we've included 18 months of complimentary email support and new VMware Fusion 5 customers get a 12-month complimentary subscription to McAfee Anti-Virus Plus to protect your Windows environment.
1In a comparison with Parallels Desktop 7, VMware Fusion 4 was chosen by Macworld as the best way to run Windows on a Mac by Macworld. Highlights included its fast performance, including winning 9 out of 11 general performance tests, easier installation and general operation, more Mac-like behavior and better value for money. Read the full article here.