- Managing workstation-specific virtualization for Mac.
- Host/Guest resource management.
- Feature and patch releases are added several times a year to make sure Fusion maintains its leadership role
- With OSX - 10.14.1 and the latest version of Fusion - 11.0.2 the user interface has taken a step back IMHO.
- I would like to see price decrease.
- Better remote host connection capabilities - remote server connections are available but connections are spotty.
- VMware Fusion provides an excellent platform for running Microsoft Windows on a Mac.
- VMware Fusion provides a way for our dev/ops team to run isolated servers and applications.
- VMware Fusion is also very intuitive for our users.
- VMware Fusion has the ability to open apps from the Mac desktop.
- Installation could be easier.
- Pricing is a little higher compared to other virtualization platforms.
- Need the ability to covert VM to other platforms such as Hyper-V and others.
- Need better ability for nested VMs.
- Lightweight desktop hypervisor. Less invasive into the system than the main competitor.
- Good performance. I don't notice VMs being any slower than the native OS.
- Conveniently integrates with VMware ESXi servers. Good for working with standalone servers.
- Not as tightly integrated with the host filesystem as competitors. Creates the occasional challenge if you want to open a file from someplace outside your Desktop, Documents or Downloads folders.
- Video performance is fine for business apps, but doesn't seem to cut it for demanding video applications.
- USB drivers are sometimes flaky with Windows VMs and don't work as well as one could hope.
- Allows users to run Windows only applications on their Mac without switching devices.
- Fusion is excellent for Windows image creation, and works exceptionally well on the Mac environment.
- Assists a Mac user to virtualize Windows apps.
- Excellent for installing Linux distros for penetration testing.
- Windows 10 setup could be slightly more user-friendly
- Price could be cheaper
- Some testing a VMWare on different Mac hardware configurations, because I have had issues with Fusion being sluggish at times.
- VMware fusion lets you install Windows applications on MacOS computers.
- VMware fusion lets you run fully in Windows if you want on a Mac computer, so if you are more comfortable with Windows, you can still get a Mac and slowly transition yourself to the MacOS if you want.
- You no longer have to worry about incompatibilities with your Mac computer anymore if you have VMware Fusion.
- It would be awesome to get VMware fusion preinstalled on every Mac!
- It takes several minutes to startup VMware Fusion the first time you use it after a reboot.
- Using Vmware fusion can slightly slow down your computer while you are using it.
- Integrates other operating systems seamlessly with Mac OS.
- Can cause your system fans to come on at full power at times but that may just be part of running multiple operating systems at the same time.
Often, we use it to run Windows on our Macs and in my experience, and for the most part, it's been pretty smooth. We use our Windows machine to access different servers, our domain controllers for example. We also use VMWare Fusion to run Windows machines for testing, so that we are able to test IT changes (for example, something with group policy) before pushing them out.
We also use WMWare Fusion to take snapshots as a basis for our Windows image that we use on all of our Windows machines. Other users in the company use VMware Fusion to run a Windows machine on a Mac, as well, so that they can install and use different financial software. We also have developers that use it to run quality assurance testing.
- Getting around the settings of VMware Fusion is very intuitive, I've never had trouble finding or tweaking a setting (hard disk increase for example).
- Creating and restoring Snapshots is very easy and useful.
- Installing and pulling in a previously created VM is very simple.
- Running VMware Fusion in Unity on a Mac is not always reliable. Sometimes, launching a Windows app just does not work. Either it will not come up or will not run with the same settings I had I opened it in the original VM.
- Continuing on Unity mode, it just doesn't feel as straight forward and simple as the rest of the program is.
- Sometimes, after I have been using a Windows VM for a few months, VMware Fusion will say its messed up and ask me to try to repair it, and of course I can never get a successful repair, so I have to recreate the VM.
As a student and Mac user, there were times when I required different operating systems on my laptop. VMware Fusion resolved my problem and gave me the best of both worlds. With just a few clicks, I was able to run multiple operating systems on my laptop.
VMware Fusion also gave me a great virtualization environment. VMware Fusion's installation is straight forward. With its easy user interface and multiple features like capturing snapshots, changing the networks etc., made my work easy. Dealing with the disk partition or assigning the RAM to the new OS has always been a simple process. Ultimately, I was happy to be able to use my laptop and the virtual OS both at the same time rather than switching between two different laptops with two different OS.
- Running multiple OS with few clicks. For example, for a project I required windows and ubuntu OS. I was able to run both of them easily with VMware fusion.
- Snapshots of OS. Easy recovery from snapshots. For example, I was doing my project in openstack kilo version but already did other things in juno version. So with the snapshot of juno version, I was all set with my previous work.
- I have found the product perfect. Cannot find any flaws.
- Quickly creates virtual machines for testing.
- Easily allows management of VMs even in other VMware products.
- The user interface could use a little update, but mostly it works fine.
- It would be nice to have the option of having network templates for commonly used setups to make testing easier.
- Compression of virtual machines would be a nice option also, making them take up less of a footprint.
It's less ideal for large scale setups of virtual machines for users in a large Mac user base. VDI setups are better for this.
- Ease of opening Windows apps.
- No need for rebooting. Loading a new os.
- It's fast and like you're using a native Windows box directly on Mac hardware.
- Installation of Windows.
- More of a turn key solution for non tech savvy users.
- Need for more compatibility.
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