VMware Fusion Wins “100 Best Products of 2008” Award from PC World

VMware’s Desktop Virtualization for the Mac Wins Its Ninth Award

PALO ALTO, Calif., June 4, 2008 – VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW), the global leader in virtualization solutions from the desktop to the datacenter, today announced that VMware Fusion for the Mac was named one of PC World’s “100 Best Products of 2008.” The article is available now on PCWorld.com, and will also be featured in the July 2008 issue of PC World, which hits newsstands June 17.

VMware Fusion, introduced in 2007, brings the Mac and PC worlds together to let people use the hardware they want and the software that best serves their needs. With VMware Fusion, Mac users can seamlessly run Mac OS X, Windows, and other PC-based applications at the same time on the Mac. Combining a clean and innovative user interface with a virtualization platform trusted by millions of users today, VMware Fusion lets Mac users quickly and seamlessly run Windows applications without rebooting and easily share information between Mac and Windows.

“These awards go to the best technology products we've seen in the last 12 months,” said Edward N. Albro, editor of PC World. “Our editors looked at hundreds of hardware, software and Web products to compile this list of outstanding performers. Congratulations to VMware Fusion.”

The respected 100 Best Products Awards honor products that meld practical features with innovation and reflect the rapidly changing technology marketplace. To select the winners, PC World’s editors examined hundreds of products, including those that have appeared in the magazine over the past 12 months. The 100 winning products and services were selected for their exemplary design and usability, features, performance, and innovation.

“We are honored that VMware Fusion has been chosen as one of the 100 best products of 2008,” said Pat Lee, group manager of consumer products at VMware. “VMware Fusion is a real game-changer for Mac users and PC users looking to switch to the Mac, combining the best of both the PC and Mac worlds to provide extraordinary choice and convenience.”

VMware Fusion proudly adds the 100 Best Products of 2008 Award to this list of recent distinctions:

  • In January 2008, Redmond Magazine gave VMware Fusion its Editors’ Choice award for the Biggest “Wow” in an IT Product: http://redmondmag.com/features/article.asp?editorialsid=2400
  • In December 2007, Macworld gave VMware Fusion the Editors’ Choice award: http://www.macworld.com/article/131153-3/2007/12/eddyawards2007.html
  • In December 2007,  Macworld UK gave VMware Fusion an Editors’ Choice award: http://macworld.co.uk/procreative/reviews/index.cfm?reviewid=2384&pagtype=allchandate


More information about VMware Fusion can be found online at http://www.vmware.com/mac.


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