VMware Fusion 7In addition to matching Yosemite's refreshed, cleaner interface, VMware Fusion 7 introduces speed improvements, a revised hardware support platform (version 11), and enhanced graphics support and performance. Users of Fusion 5.x, 5.x Pro, 6.x, and 6.x Pro should explore upgrading, especially as the upgrade license costs only $49.99 (USD).
Fusion 7's hardware requirements prove reasonable. The platform works with any Intel-powered Mac possessing a 64-bit Intel Core 2 Duo, Xeon, Core i3, Core i5, Core i7 or better CPU, OS X 10.8 or later, 2 GB of RAM (although I recommend a minimum of 4 GB), and 750 MB of free disk space (although I recommend 25 GB if you're going to load Windows and plan to actually load applications and data within the VM).
Upgrading to Fusion 7Update from the merger of 6 Fusion 7 is a painless process. First you need to buy the site from VMware a license key. The next step is to download the fusion 7. The file is about 357 MB.
Once the download is completed, double-click the .dmg file. The installer will open VMware Fusion. Double-click the icon that appears to install the VMware Fusion (need to confirm an application downloaded from the Internet is valid and you want to install, click the Open button shown).
So, you will be prompted to enter a username / password with administrative rights. VMware Fusion 7, then install and launch it.
When the initial setup is complete, you will see the Log screen in VMware Fusion. Insert the key in VMware Fusion 7 is received. Fusion 7 door. The software automatically loads my existing Windows VM 8.1 Professional.
My Windows 8.1 Professional was used VM hardware version 7 10. VMware Fusion recommend that you upgrade the hardware version 11, which I did by going to Virtual Machine Configuration | | Compatibility and click the Update button. The new versions of hardware offer a myriad range of new features, including improved 3D graphics performance improvements. Visit the website for more information on the VMware hardware versions.
In addition to opening faster than VMware Fusion 7, Windows requires faster. Best of all, my carefully configure Windows 8.1 professional installation, pre-loaded within 6 Fusion, it works as safe as before, with no problems. When it comes to running virtual machines, which is the ultimate goal.
Did you upgrade to VMware Fusion 7? If so, it's not perfect - or if you have trouble? If you have not updated, what is to stop? Let us know in the discussion below.