Fusion, make any Mac even more effective!
Andrew Shannon | TrustRadius Reviewer
November 20, 2017

Fusion, make any Mac even more effective!

Score 9 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with VMware Fusion

My previous employer used VMware fusion on our MacBooks which we needed to use because our customers also used MacBooks and we need them to test our software on Macs but those machines weren't compatible with our ERP software we used in the office which was Windows only, so the machines didn't get much use in our office until we discovered VMware Fusion where we could load Windows applications on MacOS, so they made the Macs much more functional at our office and because they are the regular machine for one of our users who preferred MacOS. If you have a Mac that isn't compatible with your software, worry no more because with VMware Fusion, there is no such thing as incompatibility anymore!!
  • 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.
  • The negative impact of VMware Fusion is that Mac computers cost more than Windows computers and now that we can use Mac computers with Fusion on them to use our windows only applications, everyone wants Mac's at the company, which are more expensive.
  • A positive impact is that the existing mac computers at the company are now much more effective now that they can run the windows applications our company utilizes.
  • A positive impact is that the ROI on our MAC investment has accelerated since installing fusion on those computers because they are getting used much more frequently.
VMware fusion is very similar to Parallels but is lower priced, so its my preferred solution for running Windows on a macintosh computer. Vmware is also made by a much more well known company with a large support staff in place, so getting help with vmware fusion is always easy to do.
VMware fusion is best suited for users who want a Mac computer but have to use programs that are only available to Windows computers. Fusion is not that great if you need to reboot often and don't have time to wait for it to start up after a reboot. Fusion is overall a great product and makes any Mac computer way more functional!

VMware Fusion Feature Ratings

File transfer
Remote management of servers & workstations
Remote Active Directory® management
Monitoring and Alerts