Compare VMware Fusion 7 to VMware Fusion 6

Features VMware Fusion 6 VMware Fusion 7
Support for OS X Yosemite   Yes
OS X Yosemite look and feel   Yes
Optimized for Haswell Intel processors with performance improvements of up to 43% vs Fusion 6   Yes
Allocate up to 2GB of video memory per virtual machine   Yes
Improved support for Retina Macs® connected to non-Retina displays   Yes
Energy impact reduced by 42%   Yes
Automatic GPU switching or manual GPU selection for dual GPU Macs   Yes
Virtual web camera compatible with iSight and external webcams   Yes
Improved guest OS compatibility   Yes
Over 50 new features   Yes

Compare VMware Fusion 7 to VMware Fusion 7 Pro

Features VMware Fusion 7 VMware Fusion 7 Pro
Designed for OS X Yosemite Yes Yes
Ready for Windows® 8.1 Yes Yes
Create linked clones   Yes
Virtual network editor   Yes
Access virtual machines hosted on VMware vSphere, ESXi or Workstation   Yes
Upload or download virtual machines to vSphere, ESXi or Workstation   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 7 to Parallels Desktop 9

Features VMware Fusion 7 Parallels Desktop 9
Price £49.95 £64.99
License cost for 3 personal Macs £49.95 £194.97
Ranked higher by Macworld
10/28/2013
Yes  
Ranked higher by PCmag.com
9/27/2013
Yes  
Ranked higher by MacFormat
Oct/Nov 2013
Yes  
Support for up to 16 vCPUs, 8TB disks and 64GB of RAM Yes  
Support for up to 2GB of video memory per virtual machine 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  
Engineered in the USA Yes  

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