Compare VMware Fusion 8 to VMware Fusion 7

Features VMware Fusion 7 VMware Fusion 8
Optimized for Windows 10

 

Yes
Ready for El Capitan

 

Yes
Migrate Windows 10 PC

 

Yes
DirectX 10

 

Yes
OpenGL 3.3

 

Yes
Advanced Resolution Handling for mixed display environments

 

Yes
USB 3 for Windows 7 guests

 

Yes
Improved Audio engine w/ enhancements for Skype/Lync VoIP calls

 

Yes
Suspend/Resume performance improvement

 

Yes
Hardware Version 12 Support

 

Yes
Improved guest OS compatibility

 

Yes
User Experience enhancements

 

Yes
Over 50 new features

 

Yes

Compare VMware Fusion 8 to VMware Fusion 8 Pro

Features VMware Fusion 8 VMware Fusion 8 Pro
Optimized for Windows 10 Yes Yes
Ready for El Capitan Yes Yes
Project Photon as Guest Yes Yes
Create linked clones

 

Yes
Virtual network editor

 

Yes
IPv6 NAT support

 

Yes
Access virtual machines hosted on VMware vSphere, vCloud Air, ESXi or Workstation

 

Yes
Upload or download virtual machines to vSphere, ESXi or Workstation

 

Yes
Upload virtual machine to vCloud Air

 

Yes
Updated Resource Chart for multiple ESXi hosts

 

Yes
OVF Export

 

Yes
Create per virtual machine hot keys

 

Yes
Create restricted virtual machines

 

Yes
Create expiring virtual machines

 

Yes
Single virtual machine mode for managed environments

 

Yes
Eligible for VMware Basic and Production Support

 

Yes

Compare VMware Fusion 8 to Parallels Desktop 11

Features VMware Fusion 8 Parallels Desktop 11
License cost for 3 personal Macs $79.99 $239.97
VM Capabilities 64GB RAM / 16 vCPUs 8GB RAM / 4 vCPUs
OpenGL 3.3 Yes  
Support for up to 2GB of video memory per virtual machine Yes  
Rock solid performance Yes  
Ultra efficient power management Yes  
Made by the leader in virtualization Yes  
In-product tutorials Yes  
18-month email support Yes  
Complementary 90 day subscription to McAfee Anti-Virus for new customers Yes  
200+ guest OS support Yes  

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