VMware Fusion 8 offers 50 new features for $79

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VMware said VMware Fusion 8, which has more than 50 new features, will be priced at $79.99, while VMware Fusion 8 Pro for $199.99 offers over 60 new features.

“VMware Fusion enables Mac users to benefit from innovative features and capabilities available in Windows 10 such as Cortana or the new Edge browser,” said Nicolas Rochard, director, product marketing, End-User Computing, VMware.

VMware Fusion 8 ensures Apple OS X El Capitan readiness, up to 65 percent faster graphics, and a cloud incentive program for VMware Fusion Pro.

VMware Fusion 8 is designed for individuals searching for an easy, fast and reliable solution to run Windows on a Mac without rebooting.

The company said VMware Fusion 8 users can benefit from the latest features in Windows 10 like Cortana, the Microsoft speech-enabled virtual assistant, or the new Edge web browser. Users can install new or upgrade existing virtual machines to Windows 10 with VMware Fusion 8.

Users can run VMware Fusion 8 on El Capitan public beta today with confidence or install El Capitan in a virtual machine to test its new features.

VMware Fusion 8 can deliver up to 65 percent faster graphics over the previous version, giving users more responsive and fluid graphics for day to day work.

VMware Fusion 8 offers users a crisp Windows on Mac experience on mixed environments whether running Windows on the latest Macs such as the iMac Retina 5K or connecting Retina Macs to 4K displays.

Customers can use modern 3rd party tools such as Chef, Hashicorp Vagrant or Docker Machine to automate virtual machine and container deployment, or build universal applications for Windows 10 devices without ever leaving the Mac.

Customers who have purchased VMware Fusion 7 or VMware Fusion 7 Pro between July 29, 2015 and August 25, 2015 are eligible for an electronic upgrade to VMware Fusion 8 or VMware Fusion 8 Pro at no additional cost.

VMware Fusion 6 and 7 customers can upgrade to VMware Fusion 8 for $49.99 and to VMware Fusion 8 Pro for $119.99 at the VMware online store.

Parallels Desktop customers can upgrade to VMware Fusion 8 or VMware Fusion 8 Pro and save 40 percent.

VMware Fusion is available in English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Simplified Chinese and Japanese.

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