If you are a user of PC but would want to experience using a Mac, there is good news! You can still get the best out of these two worlds through the process of virtualization. Just a few years ago, Mac used a PowerPC chip, and it was quite unbearable. These days, however, Mac has been moved to the Intel CPU, and you can now install Windows using your Mac computer using VMware Fusion 8.5. The best part is that there is no need to lose too much space as you run both of the operating systems on a single machine.
VMware Fusion 8.5 for Mac is a highly efficient use that can be used in order to run a virtual operating system using a Mac desktop. This also includes Vista, Windows XP, or the latest Windows 7 and 10. In fact, you can also run an operating system that is Linux based, Ubuntu included, on your hard drive. As a result, you can expect a Mac that is fast enough, and a huge amount of system memory.
VMware Fusion 8.5 comes with several superb features. This means that you can share printers on a virtual operating system, easily and quickly sharing files. Also, this can mean that you can now use your PC under a Unity mode, meaning that your PC applications can be opened on your Mac desktop, similar to that of a Mac application.
The recent major upgrade which resulted to the creation of VMware Fusion 8.5 adds support to operating systems including Windows 10 Anniversary Update, macOS Sierra (10.12), and the Windows Server 2016. Now, it also includes bug fixing, performance improvements, and security updates.
Pros and Cons
As for its advantages, VMware Fusion 8.5 will allow you to run more operating systems, including the ones mentioned above. This will enable you to utilize resources of a single computer to their maximum capacity along with multiple virtual machines operating on it, thus maximizing computer usage. Another advantage is isolation. If you can have Windows licensing, there is a possibility to create CM for each application/service that you plan to support. This can result to making easier maintenance since you only have to shut down one service at a time when doing updates.
As with other systems, however, there are also some drawbacks. For one, depending on the hypervisor that you choose, you may have to deal with the learning curve to it. Also, there may still be other old applications which may not work in these virtualized environments.
The best part about it all is that upgrading to VMware Fusion 8.5 is free, especially for all current version users. This means that if you are currently running Fusion 8.11, you can upgrade to the latest Fusion using full support for Windows 10 Anniversary edition, and macOS Sierra, all for free.