Fusion 3

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Fusion 2.0.1

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VMware Fusion 4

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Fusion 1.0

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Price Best Price: $59.00
Pros
  • Excellent Windows media playback
  • Better use of multiple monitors in full screen mode
  • Improved interface
  • In-app upgrades
  • Some OpenGL 2 support
  • Good support for DirectX
  • Polished
  • Improved Unity mode
  • Stronger 3D graphics support
  • Easy install mode for Linux OSes
  • Virtual machine library
  • Better Mac/Windows integration
  • Supports multiple and automatic system snapshots
  • Supports OS X Lion virtual machines
  • Easy to use Virtual Machine Library
  • Drag-and-drop install
  • Time Machine-like snapshots of system
  • Windows anti-virus protection
  • Excellent memory management
  • Support for multiple CPUs in virtual machines
  • Huge library of virtual appliances
  • USB 2.0 support
  • Support for over 60 operating systems
  • Good help system
Cons
  • Some file operations are slower than expected
  • No OpenGL 2 in Windows 7
  • Can't use more than four CPU cores
  • No OpenGL acceleration
  • Technical support expensive and Web-based only
  • No OpenGL acceleration in Linux
  • Limited video RAM in Windows
  • Only one snapshot per virtual machine
  • Tech support options are somewhat limited and costly
  • Unity mode doesn’t work with multiple monitors
  • 3-D support isn’t as good as on Parallels
At A Glance

VMware Fusion 4 is a nice upgrade from Fusion 3; it's fast and stable, the interface is very Mac-like, and its drag-and-drop installation is about as easy as it gets.