VMware Offers Upgrade from Parallels Desktop for Mac for only $9.99

Current owners of VMware Fusion™ 1 and 2 also save

PALO ALTO, Calif., Sept. 14, 2010 —VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW), the global leader in virtualization and cloud infrastructure, today announced a new $9.99 VMware Fusion™ Upgrade Program for users of any version of Parallels Desktop for Mac.

For a limited time, users can make the switch to VMware Fusion - the best way to run Windows on the Mac– for only $9.99, a $30 cost saving from the usual VMware Fusion upgrade and a $40 cost savings from upgrading to Parallels Desktop 6. More information on the VMware Fusion Upgrade Program can be found at www.vmware.com/go/unparalleled.

“We’re excited to offer the Mac community – including both VMware and Parallels customers – the ability to upgrade to VMware Fusion™ 3 for only $9.99,” said Pat Lee, director, Personal Desktop Products for VMware. “Most new features now available in Parallels Desktop 6 have already been in use by VMware Fusion customers since last year.  Parallels customers now have an easy upgrade path to the most reliable and proven way to run Windows on a Mac.”

VMware Fusion has been widely adopted by users ranging from consumers to Fortune 500 enterprises and government organizations as it delivers the stability, performance and ease-of-use users have come to expect from the global leader in virtualization. 

Availability and Pricing: For a limited time, eligible users of any version of Parallels Desktop for Mac and users of VMware Fusion 1 or VMware Fusion 2 can purchase the discounted upgrade at www.vmware.com/go/unparalleled.

For new users of Windows on Mac software, VMware Fusion 3 is available at vmware.com/fusion, the Apple Online Store® (apple.com), Apple retail stores, Amazon.com, and other authorized resellers.  The suggested retail price of $79.99 (USD) includes all of the software needed to switch from a PC to a Mac.

About VMware

VMware delivers virtualization and cloud infrastructure solutions that enable IT organizations to energize businesses of all sizes.  With the industry leading virtualization platform – VMware vSphere™ – customers rely on VMware to reduce capital and operating expenses, improve agility, ensure business continuity, strengthen security and go green. With 2009 revenues of $2.9 billion, more than 190,000 customers and 25,000 partners, VMware is the leader in virtualization which consistently ranks as a top priority among CIOs. VMware is headquartered in Silicon Valley with offices throughout the world and can be found online at www.vmware.com

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